How Meta has responded to allegations of “sexual assault” in its virtual world – BBC News World

  • Jane Wakefield
  • BBC Technology Journalist

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Trips to virtual worlds are not always pleasant for women who try them for the first time.

The metaverse is still in the concept stage, but the latest attempts to create virtual worlds are already facing an age-old problem: bullying.

technology columnist Bloomberg Parmy Olson told the show Tech Tent from the BBC about his own “creepy” experiences.

And one woman likened her own traumatic experience in virtual reality to sexual abuse.

Meta, the companywas by Mark Zuckerberg, now announced a new feature, Personal Boundary (in Spanish, “Personal limit”), which began to be implemented on February 4 and prevents avatars from approaching a certain distance, which creates more personal space for people and makes it easier to avoid these unwanted interactions.

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How Meta has responded to allegations of “sexual assault” in its virtual world – BBC News World