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Microsoft Bans use of “offensive language” on Xbox Live, Skype, and Other Services

Microsoft Users: Please stay advised!

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Gamers, and chatters, if you tend to be a bit sweary on Skype, Xbox Live, or other Microsoft products, be careful. Microsoft has updated its service agreement, prohibiting the use of “offensive language” and fraudulent activity.

This also applies to significant others as well, for many who have intimate moments via Skype, you better watch your language and any nudity because that, too, can get you banned.

If Cortana is listening at the wrong moment or if documents and files hosted on Microsoft services violate Microsoft’s amended terms? Banned. Here is where these updates drew red flags from all Microsoft users.

In the Code of Conduct section, we’ve clarified that use of offensive language and fraudulent activity is prohibited. We’ve also clarified that violation of the Code of Conduct through Xbox Services may result in suspensions or bans from participation in Xbox Services, including forfeiture of content licenses, Xbox Gold Membership time, and Microsoft account balances associated with the account.

 You may be wondering, how will they enforce this rule?

  Section 3(b): When investigating alleged violations of these Terms, Microsoft reserves the right to review Your Content in order to resolve the issue.

With this policy, Microsoft is targeting the toxic players who populate Xbox Live while harassing others—Xbox is one of the 30+ companies to have joined the recently formed Fair Play Alliance, but the Windows maker hasn’t specified what langue it considers “offensive.”

With Microsoft being as vague as they were within this policy hopefully, this is designed to prevent illegal activities, child exploitation, spam, and fraud on its services- not just the occasional cusser on Xbox Live after losing a match of Fornite.

 

Erin Whitten is currently CMN's Senior Correspondent and is a Demi Lovato fan, Mass Communication and Media Studies major, and Multi-Media Specialist for the City of Chelsea, in that order.

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