Female avatar sexually assaulted in Meta VR platform, campaigners say


Publication Title
BBC News
Publication/Creation Date
May 25 2022
Creators/Contributors
British Broadcasting Corporation BBC (creator)
Meta Platforms Inc. (contributor)
Nick Clegg (contributor)
SumOfUs (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"Campaigners say the avatar of a 21-year-old researcher was sexually assaulted in Meta's virtual reality platform Horizon Worlds.

Corporate accountability group SumOfUs, for whom the researcher works, says it shows Meta needs better plans to mitigate harms in the metaverse."

HCI Platform
Wearables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Entire Body, Eye
Marketing Keywords
Meta, Horizon Worlds, Metaverse, SumOfUs
Source
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-61573661

Date archived
June 6 2022
Last edited
June 7 2022
How to cite this entry
British Broadcasting Corporation BBC. (May 25 2022). "Female avatar sexually assaulted in Meta VR platform, campaigners say". BBC News. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5779