Others aren't so sure if the metaverse will lead to a utopian future. One metaverse app is being criticized for allowing children into virtual sex clubs.
A researcher posing as a 13-year-old was able to gain access to a virtual sex club via a metaverse app. The researcher was shown sex toys, condoms, and various other sex toys by many adult men.
The head of online safety policy at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said that children were being exposed to "entirely inappropriate, really incredibly harmful experiences."
Many accessible apps on virtual reality devices don't have age verification checks. It was easy for the researcher to set up a fake profile and access the adults-only experiences.
The product is dangerous because of oversight and neglect.
Meta doesn't allow people younger than 13 to use the device. Children can easily use their parents' accounts or register a fake account to circumvent this.
It's a bad look for the metaverse, which is already struggling with instances of sexual assault and warnings about child predators.
The Metaverse app allows kids into virtual strip clubs.
There is more on the gross metaverse.
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