Activision has released a report on its efforts to fight toxicity in its Call of Duty franchise, as online platforms grapple with the issue.
Like virtually all online platforms, gaming has struggled with toxic, abusive individuals, who engage in hate speech, bullying and harassment. Many gaming companies are taking measures to stop such behavior, with mixed results.
Activision is working to address the issues, and released a report detailing what measures it has already taken.
Banned over 350,000 accounts for racist names or toxic behavior based on player-submitted reports and an extensive review of our player-name database
Deployed new in-game filters to catch potentially offensive user-names, clan tags or profiles
Implemented new technology to filter potentially offensive text chat
Implemented filters across 11 languages
The company says there’s still much work to be done, but it will continue to address the issues.
“We know we have a long way to go to reach our goals,” the company continues. “This is just the start. Addressing this is an ongoing commitment that we will not waiver from. We look forward to making progress on this front and coming together with you to share in the fun and joy of playing together.”