Female researcher’s avatar sexually assaulted on Meta’s metaverse platform

  1. A researcher entered the metaverse wanting to study users’ behavior on Meta’s social-networking platform Horizon World.
  2. Users invited the researcher to a private party on Horizon World earlier this month. Users in the same room then asked her to disable a setting that prevented others from getting within 4 feet of her.
  3. The report linked to a video that the group says shows what happened to the researcher’s avatar from her perspective.


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