Online Antisemitism in Gaming

I haven’t really been personally confronted with a lot of antisemitism while gaming online, but today I saw someone say that you shouldn’t buy anything from Intel because they were fuelled by Jewish blood money. When I saw that it was a fairly unsubtle bit of antisemitism the person responded by saying that they didn’t take kindly to war criminals. When I confronted them further they suddenly became incredibly quiet. The person leading our guild, who enjoys insensitive jokes asked me whether it was going to far and if I wanted him to interfere and talk to that player, which I declined.

It’s interesting; you hear about all that toxic behaviour a lot in the media, but I never really see it. This is the first time I really see it. Perhaps I’ve just surrounded myself with the right people and have been blind to the nonsense that gets spewed online.

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