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Social Media, Technology and Peacebuilding Policy Brief  No.163 - July, 2023 • By Sean Raming

Policy Brief No.163: Counter Recruiting in the Online Gaming Community

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This Policy Brief examines the practice of organisations, ranging from violent extremist groups to the US Army, of using online gaming for recruiting purposes. Online gaming is a popular form of entertainment among the world’s youth. The Policy Brief describes why recruiting in online gaming should be understood as a more general problem, involving any armed group recruiting online, which has simple solutions. It then presents several concepts from peacebuilding that can be applied to counter recruiting efforts in online gaming.

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