Government Pushes Propaganda Through Video Games

military recruits young people through misleading games – published on Washington’s Blog, by blog owner, Jan 17, 2013.

We documented yesterday that American movies, television and news are dominated by the CIA and other government agencies.

The government also spreads propaganda through video games.  

By way of example, former CIA director William Colby went to work for a video game company after he retired, and a former United States marine allegedly confessed to working at a video game company which was really a CIA front to create a game to drum up support for war against Iran.

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(here notes of leading papers about the suject)

… You might assume that only foreigners are depicted as enemy targets in the propaganda video games.  But remember that peaceful protest and any criticism of the government is now considered potential terrorism.

As such, it should not be entirely surprising that the enemy target in the most popular video game series, Call of Duty – which is more popular than virtually any movie or musical album – is a Julian Assange like character who is the “leader of the 99%”.
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(and see this: Homefront and Propaganda In Video Games – What Are They Trying To Tell You? and this: Forums › System Wars › is call of duty propaganda).

Links:

Expanding the thinking: We are witnessing a new era in Asia – in contrast to North America, Europe is in danger of missing the same | by Urs Schoettli, on Current Concerns, Dec 31, 2012.

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