EA SPORTS Takes on Toxicity

A tweet from EA SPORTS outlines steps they are taking to curtail racist, xenophobic, homophobic, and sexist behavior in their games (thanks Game Informer). Here's word:
EA SPORTS will not tolerate racism of any kind.

We're constantly taking action to maintain a culture of inclusion. Toxic behavior changes and evolves rapidly and we recognize that we need to do more to actively monitor and remove those individuals who perpetuate racist, xenophobic, homophobic or sexist behavior in our games.

We are listening to all of you, and we'd like to share some of the specific steps we've been taking and the steps we will be taking to bring change to our games and communities in the fight against racism.

  • We have been actively reviewing our term list to ensure our filter set is comprehensive and accounts for various languages, dialects and slang. This is something we will review and expand upon regularly.
  • We are adding more tools in-game to increase the reporting functionality to make it easier and more seamless for players to report toxic behavior as it occurs and for our teams to remove the content and offenders.
  • Due to the high volume of toxic behavior within some of our games, we have increased the frequency of reviewing offenses with the goal of acting more quickly to remove it from our games. We are also looking to add more fully dedicated resources to our teams to tackle the issue.

But we won't stop at these actions because we know we need to do better. We will keep listening and continue to take steps that can make an impact on fighting bias, discrimination and injustice. We are also reviewing the policies and steps we can take her across our entire portfolio of games and we will share more with you in the coming weeks.

Thank you for being a part of our community.

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Jun 7, 2020, 20:50
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Are they going to address the real toxicity in their sports games? Microtransactions.
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Quinn wrote on Jun 7, 2020, 07:38:
Mordhaus wrote on Jun 7, 2020, 06:19:
Bold move. I would hazard that is going to hit them deep in the pocketbook given their target audience.

The opposite, exactly due to that audience. The F and N sayers will have their accounts deactivated and buy all their favorite games again on a new account. The cycle will repeat until the end of time.

If they fix this problem and cheating I might actually play multiplayer games...
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Re: EA SPORTS Takes on Toxicity
Jun 7, 2020, 15:38
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Why don't they try taking care of their employees, stop screwing their customers, and paying taxes first?
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Mordhaus wrote on Jun 7, 2020, 06:19:
Bold move. I would hazard that is going to hit them deep in the pocketbook given their target audience.

The opposite, exactly due to that audience. The F and N sayers will have their accounts deactivated and buy all their favorite games again on a new account. The cycle will repeat until the end of time.
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Bold move. I would hazard that is going to hit them deep in the pocketbook given their target audience.
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Huh, taking action 20 years after the problem started. Welp, better late than never I suppose.
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 22:18:
Good, the amout of racist pieces of shit spamming constantly in BFV was ridiculous. So much so that it led to the first time for any game I actually took the time out to report people, via Origin. Not sure any action ever got taken, but it pretty much killed the last bit of desire I had to bother playing multiplayer FPS games these days.
I've had a similar experience. When I do play FPS it's with friends I know and everyone else muted.
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Good, the amout of racist pieces of shit spamming constantly in BFV was ridiculous. So much so that it led to the first time for any game I actually took the time out to report people, via Origin. Not sure any action ever got taken, but it pretty much killed the last bit of desire I had to bother playing multiplayer FPS games these days.
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 17:08:
I hope EA is prepared to loose have their user base.
They won't be missed.
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I hope EA is prepared to loose have their user base.
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