Xbox boss Phil Spencer is no stranger to talking about toxicity, inclusiveness, and ways to improve the online venues where people gather to play games. Spencer has reported on the topics more than once and even published his own long blog post dealing with the topic. In a recent interview with Kotaku, he once again shared his thoughts. Commenting on some of the perspectives he outlined in his blog post, he said decisively, "Xbox Live is not a platform for free speech."
Spencer's blog post, released on May 20, provides some insights into his talks Kotaku and a better Understand what has been discussed, so read it if you have not already done so. He told Kotaku that the time to release this post is related to Microsoft's "Gaming for Everyone" push, which aims to make Xbox's platforms more inclusive and accessible. Spencer realizes that there may be people who are not crazy about the direction of Microsoft, but stressed that these people do not have the right to tell others in these online communities what they want.
"The Only Reason we've Released Just as we're making progress on Gaming For Everyone as we do more in our services and improve parental control, there will also be a fringing edge we do not like the direction in which we're leaving, "Spencer said. "I've been public before: Xbox Live is not a platform for freedom of expression, it's not a place where anyone can come and say something, and as we strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, I do not want to do that I want to be in the forefront so you can understand our motivation. "
Spencer's remarks that Xbox Live is not a platform for free speech should not be too surprising for those who use it, certainly not for those who have ever done it Prohibited for something they have said With chat policies and moderation that prevent players from making aggressive or offensive comments or phrases to other players, there has always been some restriction on what they say You can say and do it, so Microsoft just goes ahead and does it with the help of other features like friend's "Search for groups" and allowing players to set more restrictions on their own account if they wish.
"And all of this is about taking over a lot of the existing controls that really focus on a children's account, expanding and then building on that," said Spencer. "The blog post was a way to" why "not to miss why we do that."
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