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Microsoft makes it easy to report hate speech


Microsoft makes it easy to report hate speech

If you see anything that sounds like hate speech on Xbox Live, you can directly report incident to Microsoft. tech titan has launched dedicated website where you can report hate speech not just on Live but also on – OneDrive – Outlook – Skype – Sway. This new website is similar to portal company built to report terrorist posts, except this one focuses on content that advocates violence – promotes hatred based on age, disability, gender, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation or gender identity.

Microsoft signed up for European Commission’s campaign against online harassment, along with Facebook – Twitter – Youtube. website accepts reports from anyone across globe, though, not just people living in EU. In company’s announcement post, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Office Jacqueline Beauchere explained:

“We will continue our “notice-and-takedown” approach for removing prohibited content on hosted consumer services, and the new form aims to improve the quality and speed of our reviews. When hate speech is reported to us, we will evaluate each complaint, consider context and other factors, and determine appropriate action with respect to the content and the user’s account.”

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