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Researchers Have Warned About Harassment in the Metaverse for Decades

In typical fashion, Meta is choosing to ignore user safety while building virtual-reality worlds

A screengrab from the Meta Horizons promotional video. The caption in the still reads: Oculus Dave invited you to a party in their home

The recent launch of Meta’s Metaverse happened nearly overnight, but its problems are decades old. When Facebook rebranded as Meta, it debuted an immersive virtual space called Horizon

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Jamie Cohen

Digital culture expert and meme scholar. Cultural and Media Studies PhD. Internet studies educator: social good, civic engagement and digital literacies