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Most people play games these days. Just because a leaker happens to also partake in an extremely popular entertainment medium, doesn’t mean that’s something inherent to bring a hammer. It’s like identifying the leakers as movie watchers…
What are we going to do about these Gamers? Take away all their Nintendos and Game Boys I say!!
Oh look another clickbait headline designed to generate outrage.
Yes it is true that things do get leaked into certain games but that’s because the individuals are (typically) in positions where they have access to that information and then proceed to be massively dumb enough to put that information out into the wild.
It’s not even that good of an article honestly…
Damn it I just finished the mandatory training. Here comes another one.
In other words, US government leaks more than an old Chevy truck.
Breaking news: bipedal human commits crime against other bipedal humans…
Better headline: “Remarkable number of people still unaware that they are gamers.”
Y’all forget gamergate so fast lol
It’s pointless to deny that some unsocialized online men are in a global internet subculture where it’s okay to commit acts of terrorism over minor slights – doxxing, swatting, etc. Go look at the replies to War Thunder begging people to stop sending them classified material, there are gamers insisting that they wouldn’t “have” to get the company in trouble with classified documents if they’d just fix the design/balance the gameplay. That is insanely entitled, stupid behavior.
Obviously not all unsocialized young men do this, the vast majority just want to get their mythic keys in in peace, and all teenagers and stupid young people get aggro over nothing and react impulsively, and it’s not so much a problem of “gaming” as of the antisocial behavior of angry young men, expressed in a shared hobby, but it is relevant for law enforcement to look at gaming culture and communication platforms as vectors for violence and national security leaks. The girlies on Tumblr aren’t leaking, the bitter old queens on Datalounge aren’t leaking, but a small percentage of the gamers on discord are. The good news is that’s not your problem if you’re not posting classified material. If someone around you posts illegal material you can anonymously report to the FBI and forget about it.
You spelled “Military personnel with military clearance who play games” wrong.
The fact is, this does happen enough that intelligence agencies across the world need to be aware of it. I know it is easy to make fun of, especially since even with all of this classified information a lot of these guys still don’t win their internet arguments, but still, it is a concern.