Like video games? You may be playing with government propaganda.
PARTICIPANTS: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, George Weidman
Video games are an industry worth tens of billions of dollars. Games make more money than Hollywood and the music industry combined. Video games can be great fun and even great art, but they can also be great propaganda.
A new game called IS Defense puts players on the shores of Europe to defend the continent against waves of faceless Islamic attackers. The FBI, North Korea and even PETA have tried to use games to get their points across. It doesn’t always work and it’s often silly, but governments are only just getting started.
Today on War College, we’re talking to George Weidman, a YouTube personality and video game expert who thinks he knows a how to build a better propaganda game … even if he’s reluctant to share.