Aleks Krotoski

The Guardian, Thursday 15 January 2009

I’m still fuming at reports from last week – including one in the Guardian – about claims that the online game World of Warcraft was “one of the top reasons for college dropouts in the US”. After this 11 million-strong multiplayer game came under attack by a student adviser in Minnesota, the US Federal Communications Commission representative Deborah Taylor Tate took the bait and made it into an international story. To our discredit, we swallowed the line, and I’m utterly dismayed at the way it was handled.

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