The girl shared her story in a closed group on Facebook. According to her, an unknown user “fingered” her virtual avatar.
“Sexual harassment is no joke on the mainstream internet either, but being in virtual reality adds a new layer that makes the problem even worse. Not only did I get groped last night, but there were also people who supported this behavior that made me feel alienated. “, – said the girl.
The company has reportedly already conducted an internal investigation. Representatives of the virtual social network noted that the girl could use the “Safe Zone” option, which would make her anonymous to other Horizon Worlds users, and thanks to which the visibility can be adjusted as desired.
At the same time, Horizon VP Vivek Sharma expressed sympathy for the girl over this situation. In addition, he announced that the company will work to make the functionality for protection against harassment more accessible.