A new report reveals how the agencies and games companies interact.

What one might call the “public-private surveillance and censorship partnership” in the US is going strong, even regarding gaming – as gleaned in a new report detailing FBI and DHS (Department of Homeland Security) report on “countering violent (domestic) extremism.”

The tone of the report seems extreme. The two US government agencies claim that there is such violence to be found on social and gaming platforms, and so to “counter” it – the companies behind these platforms and the government agencies have been holding regular meetings.

The reason why the document saw the light of day is that the US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee asked the FBI and DHS that it be submitted.

It revealed that there are mechanisms “for sharing information with, and receiving information from, social media and gaming companies about domestic violent extremism.”

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