Xbox One handing out 24-hour bans for swearing

Users who swear in videos they upload using the Xbox One’s Upload Studio are being handed 24-hour bans from the application.

"We take code of conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously," a Microsoft spokesperson told CVG. The team reviews every clip that is uploaded to the service to help maintain a clean, safe and fun environment for all users.

"Excessive profanity and other code of conduct violations will be enforced upon. On Xbox One, we have a more sophisticated system of enforcement. As a result, if someone misbehaves on the service, we may only suspend some of their privileges on Xbox Live such as access to certain apps or use of certain features.

"We remain committed to preserving and promoting a safe, secure and enjoyable experience for all of our Xbox Live members."

However, the company is denying separate reports that it is also monitoring users’ Skype activity and applying similar profanity bans.

Added the spokesperson: "To be clear, the Xbox Live policy and enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls."

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