How Nintendo Will Keep the Wii U Miiverse Clean

The first thing that crossed my mind when Nintendo showed the Miiverse at its E3 press conference was "how long after the Wii U launch will the first user type out an expletive?" Well apparently Nintendo's solution for dealing with potty mouths is a system that uses actual humans to screen bad or inappropriate language.

Nintendo's chief executive Satoru Iwata says that the company plans to implement and use three separate systems. The first system is a traditional filtering system that checks for unpleasant words and replaces them with asterisks.

The next step in the process is to pass the content on to a human employee who will be in charge of scanning for even naughtier or politically incorrect words.

"The attraction of a social network is the immediacy of the feedback," he said. "On the other hand, it's absolutely essential that parents need to feel comfortable with Miiverse as a safe place for their children."

Finally, the third part of the system is the users themselves, who will have the ability to flag inappropriate content.

The most obvious question adult consumers might ask is can all this filtering and screening be turned off for the adults who don't mind the occasional swear word?

Source: LA Timesa by way of The Escapist


Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditEmail this to someone