Do video games lead to violence?(moral panic analysis)

The link: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/25/health/video-games-and-violence/

The article begins with a specific case study of an 18 year old man that killed 9 people due to video games. Unfortunately, the media has used this to promote the concept that the killers hobby (gaming) was the reasoning behind the event. However, a single case stud isn’t generalizable and can’t suggest video games has the impact the article writers suggest.

However, parents and guardian’s will instantly believe the article because of its renown name (CNN)  ad the reference to psychological department’s and government run programmes , ” American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Paediatrics take a firm stance against children and teens playing violent video games” .

Video gaming has become increasingly popular since the 1970’s

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