Occurred: February 2022
According to the BBC, children gamers under 13 years old are meeting in virtual 'condos' on gaming platform Roblox to talk about and try and have sex. One was spotted wearing a Nazi uniform.
Whilst Roblox says offending condos are quickly shut down, the BBC's report adds to a growing concerns about the safety of so-called virtual reality-based metaverse platforms. Reports of sexual harassment have also plagued Meta.
Roblox later published a blog post setting out how it support and protect its developer and user communities.
Country: UK; Global
Purpose: Manage system safety
Technology: Virtual reality; Safety management system
Issue: Safety; Bias/discrimination - race
Transparency: Governance; Black box
News, commentary, analysis
Published: February 2022