In the first half of 2022 alone Microsoft suspended over
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In the first half of 2022 alone, Microsoft suspended over 4.7 million Xbox accounts

Microsoft announced that it suspended 4.78 million Xbox user accounts in the first six months of this year. Information on this was included in the first Xbox Transparency Report, released last Monday.

    Image source: Microsoft

Image source: Microsoft

The measures taken by the platform owner in relation to the moderation of content are aimed for “Creating a Safer Environment for Players”. According to Microsoft, approximately 7.126 million enforcement actions were taken against user accounts between June 1st and June 30th.

Account suspension alone accounted for 4.5 million (63%) of all penalties, 196,000 (3%) of content removal incidents, and 2.43 million (34%) of both account suspension and content removal incidents.

Microsoft said about two-thirds of the enforcement actions taken in the first half of 2022 were the result of “Proactive Detection” that is, the work of specially tuned AI algorithms. Another third of the enforcement actions were taken in response to player complaints, of which Microsoft received a total of 33.08 million over the six months.

Negative posts from other players made up 46% of user complaints, followed by complaints about player behavior (43%) and user-generated content (11%). Microsoft said that the total number of complaints from players in the first half of the year “decreased significantly”: In the second half of 2021 it was 41.83 million, in the first half even 52.05 million.

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