Xbox One users banned for swearing on Uploads and Skype

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Update: Microsoft has since issued a statement. Check it out below.

I love using the name “Xboner” for the Xbox One because of its many applications, like this story I’m about to share with you.

Remember how people were getting pissed off about the console always having to be online? Well, here’s another reason to add to that list. Some users who uploaded videos with Upload Studio and swear in said videos were banned because of “inappropriate content”. Others were also banned because they were swearing in private conversations on Skype. Censorship and conversation monitoring. I’m sure that’s what people signed up for when buying this $500 console.

Yeah, it’s their console, software and rules that they can make up, but YouTube exists and therefore an alternate platform is found for uploading videos and content. It’s like they want Google to keep making money. It could have been an easy fix by having a rating system to categorize videos to let viewers know, but now the archaic black/white policy has now resulted more public backlash.

Here’s Microsoft’s statement:

“To be clear, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls. Also, we take Code of Conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously. We want a clean, safe and fun environment for all users. Excessive profanity as well as other Code of Conduct violations will be enforced upon and result in suspension of some or all privileges on Xbox Live. We remain committed to preserving and promoting a safe, secure and enjoyable experience for all of our Xbox Live members.”

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