Microsoft to ban people for using "offensive language"

Microsoft's Bans Offensive Language On Xbox Live, Skype

Microsoft Will Start Banning Accounts for Using Offensive Language

Case in point is Microsoft and their recently announced updates coming to their service agreement.

"In the Code of Conduct section, we've clarified that use of offensive language and fraudulent activity is prohibited", Microsoft said in a statement.

Microsoft has updated the Code of Conduct section of its Terms of Service, cracking down on "offensive language and fraudulent activity".

What is meant by "offensive language" isn't entirely clear - something that will no doubt be a point of contention when people protest their banned status - but suggests there could well be a human element to this whole process. "We may also block delivery of a communication (like email, file sharing or instant message) to or from the Services in an effort to enforce these Terms or we may remove or refuse to publish Your Content for any reason".

The April 2018 Xbox Live Games With Gold line-up has not yet been revealed by Microsoft.

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A lot of the changes made to the Code of Conduct are likely formalities, with a possibility of cracking down on toxicity in the future given that Xbox is a part of the newly formed Fair Play Alliance. (Of course, they can also take advantage of the free Games With Gold titles announced for April.) If you haven't signed up for the service yet, which is required for online multiplayer games, a three-month subscription is now on sale for $9.99, which is regularly what a price a one-month membership costs.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel for filth and foul language lovers, as Microsoft noted that it "cannot monitor the entire Services and make no attempt to do so".

Jonathan Corbett, a Civil rights activist and law student, highlighted the changes to Microsoft's Service Agreement on his blog, and was seemingly banned from Reddit's /r/Microsoft for posting his story.

Shabana is a freelance writer who enjoys JRPGs, wine, and not finishing games.

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