Microsoft has printed its first Transparency Report, revealing that it proactively suspended a whopping 4.78 million Xbox accounts within the first six months of 2022.
The Xbox Transparency Report particulars the steps Microsoft has taken to average and hold gamers secure on the Xbox platform. In response to Microsoft, the corporate remodeled 7 million “enforcement actions” between January 1st and June thirtieth 2022. Roughly two-thirds of enforcement actions issued within the first half of 2022 had been a results of proactive detection, which suggests Microsoft’s tech is working onerous to identify and take motion on unfavorable content material and conduct earlier than gamers discover.
Microsoft’s new proactive moderation instruments have been busy
Because of these enforcement actions, Microsoft made 4.5 million account-only suspensions, whereas 196,000 required Microsoft to take away content material posted by that account. Incidents the place Microsoft needed to each droop an account and take away content material accounted for two.43 million. Microsoft says that an enforcement motion “comes within the type of eradicating the offending content material from the service and issuing the related account a brief 3-day, 7-day, 14-day, or everlasting suspension.” Repeated violations of Xbox insurance policies lead to longer suspensions, accounts being completely banned, or a tool ban.
Microsoft additionally offered a breakdown of the most typical areas of coverage violations. Of the 4.78 million proactive enforcement actions taken between January 1st and June thirtieth, 4.33 million concerned dishonest or inauthentic accounts. The info additionally reveals that 199,000 proactive enforcements had been taken in opposition to accounts for posting grownup sexual content material, 87,000 for fraud, 54,000 for harassment or bullying, 46,000 for profanity, 26,000 for phishing, and additional 23,000 for ‘Different’ violations, which Microsoft describes as “smaller quantity areas reminiscent of piracy, account tampering, real-world considerations, medicine, vulgar content material, hate speech, spam, promoting, or solicitation.”
The report additionally reveals that with the rise in proactive actions taken, the variety of participant studies made between January 1st and June thirtieth (33.08 million) has decreased by 36% in comparison with the identical interval in 2021 (52.05 million). Nearly all of the 33.08 million studies associated to participant conduct, which incorporates dishonest, unsporting conduct, and teamkilling.
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