The carnage of El Paso and Dayton has given rise to a profusion of reactions from American politicians. The Democrats blame Donald Trump for maintaining a climate of racial hatred. For Republicans, the " common denominator " to these mass killings would be video games and social networks.
According to the President of the United States, the " culture of violence " that gangrenes the country is of digital origin. While condemning the " white supremacism " , claimed by the terrorist El Paso, Donald Trump, in a speech broadcast from the White House, again lambasted social networks and a industry of " macabre video games " that according to him, teach young people to kill.
A short speech of 10 minutes chrono, but which made unblock the actions of the giants of the video game industry on the stock market. Take Two, Electronic Arts, the Blizzard company or the French Ubisoft , have seen their stock market value drop by 3 to 6% in the space of a few hours, their accumulated losses are estimated at about 4 billion dollars.
In addition, the players have massively reacted to the US president's comments on social networks. " Imagine the carnage if the rest of the world started to play video games ," quipped one user. " Video games do not involve mass killing, so white supremacism " adds another.
8chan, a cesspool of hatred
The murderer of El Paso in Texas has gone through the internet to announce his killing, but by no means using social networks as Donald Trump seems to say. The killer chose 8chan, the preferred online discussion platform of the " white supremacists " of the English-speaking world to spread his " manifesto " announcing his evil intentions. Since Monday, the forum has become inaccessible, dropped by one of its web service providers , Cloudflare, qualifying passage this far right site of " cloaca of hate " online.
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