So, Sony’s stance since 2018(?) is that Japanese games are child pornography, and anyone who plays them is a pedophile or potential child molester, so they need to be heavily censored…
…and their VP - who was in charge of the PSN from what I’ve read - does this.
A senior Sony vice president has been terminated from the electronics and entertainment giant after being caught up in an amateur pedophilia sting video.
George Cacioppo was allegedly trying to arrange a meeting with a 15-year-old boy, according to a video posted by the YouTube channel People v. Preds. Cacioppo had been a senior vice president of engineering for Sony for the past eight years and worked on the PlayStation Store, according to his LinkedIn profile. He has since been fired after appearing in the video.
Wouldn’t even be illegal in Germany under certain circumstances and from what you hear in the night scene it’s not uncommon for 20 somethings to engage with 16, so if they hate pedophiles then they’re making “pedophilia” seem less bad instead - Fail.
Also, these are some pretty small no-name sites. Spiegel, Welt, Zeit etc. are more serious and comparable.
Yes, they basically did a 1:1 translation of the English news titles. You can always tell when some journalist runs English articles through Google Translate and calls it a day, because those articles always refer to pedophilia as if it was a crime against teenagers.
Some of them are pretty big names in the Gaming scene. As for the serious media… well, they are not always much better:
(title says “Thousands of pedophiles in the French catholic church”. The article itself is about CSA cases in the church and has nothing to do with pedophilia).