Xbox still can’t stop spam bots from sending users inappropriate links

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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With an overpowering desire to always get to the bottom of things and uncover the truth, Alex spent most of his time working as a news reporter, anchor,... read more
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  • Microsoft is still losing the battle against spam bots, which keep harassing gamers.
  • More and more players are reporting constantly having to deal with annoying bots.
  • These messages contain all sorts of porn, illegal gambling, and compromised links.
  • This big problem has been ongoing for years and still hasn't been fixed to this day.
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Even though Microsoft secured a bright future for Xbox, with the purchase of Activision Blizzard, which means that a lot more highly desired exclusives are surely on the way.

The Xbox Series X/S consoles have been a total success, although users complain a lot about the Series S performance, and things are looking really good for the company.

However, there’s still a thing that gamers find extremely irritating, and the company still hasn’t found a way to stop it, even after a few years.

Xbox says it can’t do anything to stop this from hapening

Recently, users started reporting being bombarded with inappropriate content again, as we have seen it happen before, throughout the years.

Spam bots are abusively sending porn links and other disgusting content to Xbox players via chat. This happens randomly and there’s no way of stopping it, apparently.

Why do we say that, you ask? Because, even though Xbox said that spam bots have become a growing problem in the community, the company simply won’t take any action against it.

Thank you for helping keep the Xbox Community safe! Our Safety team reviewed your complaint(s), which did not meet our Community Standards violations threshold, so no action was taken.

That is the response that one of the gamers who reported the abuse received from the Xbox Safety team. Everybody knows that dealing with bots is on easy task, but one would think Microsoft would be capable of doing it.

As we mentioned above, this problem is an ongoing one, and it has eluded developers and security experts for years, from the looks of it.

The earlier reports go way back to before the Series X/S consoles were ever designed, so it comes as no surprise for many loyal fans.

PlayStation players also have similar problems, so don’t go thinking that there’s an anti-Xbox campaign going on.

Steam users will surely remember this, as the popular gaming platform also dealt with spam abuse years ago, with tons of players constantly receiving porn, illegal gambling, and other compromised links.

Microsoft REALLY needs to take hints from Steam, they had same problem a years ago till they created “Limited User Accounts” and most of spam stopped. Require all new accounts to spend at least $5/ local currency worth to unlock posting messages in their feed. Most spammers are cheap and will go else where to spam their garbage.

Cyberbullying is no joke and big companies should consider investing more in combating such abuses among the community, thus ensuring a stable and less toxic environment.

If this problem will be fixed anytime soon, it’s still hard to tell. Microsoft is, however, aware of the issue and is probably already concocting a cunning plan to stop these bots.

Have you also received spam messages containing such content? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.