Phil Harrison: PlayStation Home griefing
Posted by XanTium | 10-4-2007 20:28 EST
Phil Harrison, Sony Europe's Executive Corporate Director and Representative, discussed virtual social interaction in a recent interview with Three Speech. In particular, he tackled issues concerning ‘griefing': hate-speech, insults, and innuendos considered unpalatable by most using the internet for communication today.
Playstation Home, the community based network for Playstation 3 owners, is set to be updated with a ‘grief inventory' forum where Sony can deal with individual complaints. Harrison pointed out that Home's public areas would be under moderation: "Public spaces will be moderated, and we'll use the same rules of parental control as we do for the PlayStation Network, so parents can control whether people have access to the network or not."
Home's private areas would however remain unmonitored: "...in the private spaces, it's unmoderated - exactly in the same way that you can send an e-mail to somebody with an attachment on it, or you could have a video chat with somebody."
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