The Anti-Defamation League: Gaming companies do not prevent anti …

Posted By on April 14, 2023

A new report criticizes companies such as Epic Games, Riot or Activision-Blizzard and demands that they take a hard line against revealing anti-Semitism in their games

It turns out that the gaming companies are not doing much to prevent antisemitism in their games.

The Anti-Defamation League in the US published a summary report this week that ranked the ten largest social platforms and games and the companies' efforts to stop the phenomenon online.

At the bottom of the list is

Apik Games

(Fortnite's developer) who received a failing grade in almost every parameter: the game does not take a hard hand towards players who deny the Holocaust, it takes more than 24 hours to respond to players' claims and complaints.

And not only those who complained about Holocaust denial or anti-Semitism.

Afik also receives a failing grade in handling the average user.

Right after it you can find


(Call of Duty, Diablo, World of Warcraft and many more) that received a passing grade.

It failed in exactly the same categories as Afik, only that, unlike it, it does take measures and help known users who filed a complaint.

It's just a shame that they also take more than 24 hours to respond.

Riot Games

(League of Legends, Valorant) is in slightly better shape.

Although there is no policy towards Holocaust denial and no special efforts are made to prevent such cases, it takes actions and measures for all users.

Streaming and social platforms are also included in the report, such as

Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Discord,

and of course also streaming services such as


(which is at the top of the list) or


(in second place) and of course -

Tik Tok

(third place).

You can see that when it comes to handling complaints and responding to users, the gaming companies are lagging behind.

Certainly compared to all other social and streaming platforms.

The Anti-Defamation League recommends that all those companies enact a policy against anti-Semitism as soon as possible, and of course make sure to enforce it.

Jonathan Greenblatt, the president of the Anti-Defamation League noted upon the publication of the report: "The companies claim that they are handling the spread of hate on their platforms.

But when it comes to antisemitism, they don't.

The result is that Holocaust deniers take advantage of this lax enforcement to spread harmful anti-Semitic ideas and gain overwhelming support for their hateful views."

From the report published by the Anti-Defamation League on the discovery of anti-Semitism on gaming and social platforms (photo: official website, Anti-Defamation League)

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