21-year-old woman virtually raped by a stranger in Metaverse

21-year-old woman virtually raped by a stranger in Metaverse

May 28, 2022 0

What happened:

 A non-profit campaign sent a 21-year-old researcher to the Metaverse in a bid to learn more about the virtual world. DailyMail quotes the incident as, “A woman was virtually raped by a stranger in Meta’s Horizon Worlds metaverse app while another user watched and passed around a bottle of vodka.” At the same time, the researcher stated that an hour into her using the platform, her avatar was sexually assaulted, which she described as a “disorienting and confusing experience.” 

Details:

Further, the researcher was quoted by DailyMailUK as, “It happened so fast I disassociated. One part of my brain was like wtf is happening, and the other part was like, this isn’t a real body.” On the other hand, Meta’s spokesperson, in conversation with MailOnline, said, “Spokesperson highlighted that the researcher did not have the Personal Boundary feature on..” 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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