Glorifying Mass Shooting Is Not Acceptable – An Open Letter to Valve Corporation

Dear Valve Corporation,

It has come to my attention that there is an Active Shooter game on Steam that simulates the type of mass shootings we’ve been experiencing in schools at an unprecedented rate. This is shockingly irresponsible. This is made that much worse by the lack of oversight in Steam chat rooms that glorify school shooters, even Nazism.

My son plays on the Steam platform regularly. As a parent, the lack of responsibility your company is showing, is extremely disturbing. As Director of a political organization, it raises a serious question about the need to organize a consumer response to irresponsible gaming sites.

I would like a response to this issue – why Valve would allow this type of content and if there are plans to rectify this situation.

Thank You,
Rachel Murphy Azzara
Executive Director
Democrats Work For America

Author: razzara

Mother, strategist, writer, advocate, activist. My education is in Anthropology and Philosophy. I am the Founder and Director of Democrats Work For America, a political action committee supporting grassroots organizations and initiatives.

2 thoughts on “Glorifying Mass Shooting Is Not Acceptable – An Open Letter to Valve Corporation”

  1. As a long-term user of Steam, I have to agree with you. For too many years Valve has done very little effective oversight of content unless it affects their bottom line. And any other issues in the past, on the Steam platform, have only been addressed by Valve when there is a major outcry over Valve’s lack of oversight or concern.

    I hate to say it but Valve is the perfect example of why companies like Valve need more external oversight, to protect our young.


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