Microsoft Purging Terrorist Content From Its Services

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    I thought this kind of thing was standard practice, but apparently Microsoft is only making it official now. Here’s a form you can use to report extremist content from services such as Xbox Live—no, someone insulting your mom on CoD doesn’t count.

    Microsoft is officially prohibiting users from posting anything that incites terrorist acts on its services, including Xbox Live, Outlook consumer version and document-sharing website Docs. In a blog post, the tech giant explained that it's taking these steps, because it has "a responsibility to run [its] various internet services so that they are a tool to empower people, not to contribute, however indirectly, to terrible acts." For Bing, however, the company will only remove links to websites if the authorities demand it. Search engines don't host content, after all, and Microsoft has to respect people's "right to access information."
     
  2. EchtoGammut

    EchtoGammut 2[H]4U

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    Wait is this why I haven't been able to log into Outlook via Chrome? Microsoft you have just made an enemy you cannot comprehend.
     
  3. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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  4. Madoc

    Madoc Gawd

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    So... censorship. Just come out and say it next time.
     
  5. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    "no Russian"... this is a slippery fucking slope. To those who don't know, call of duty literally had you performing terrorist activities in an airport.

    This isn't me saying the game shouldn't have that, but it's pretty easy to construe that it could encite terrorist activities...
     
  6. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Just ban Arabic and Farsi. Simple.
     
  7. Savi

    Savi Gawd

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    Had no idea terrorist's could only use 2 languages
     
  8. Jagger100

    Jagger100 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Wanna bet what it will be 12 mo. from now?