Paul LaFontaine, chief executive of Habbo-creator Sulake, calls for smarter online safety practices after his company’s virtual-world site faced a sexual-chat controversy.
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Habbo Hotel, a social game for teens, is back online in three countries after shutting down amidst reports of pornographic chat targeted at underage users.
Teen-focused online social hub Habbo now faces possible action from the European Commission (the executive division of the European Union) due to allegations of unmoderated sexual chats in the virtual game space.
Venture capital firm Balderton has pulled support for Habbo, an online social game targeted toward younger audiences, after allegations that pornographic chatting was taking place in the title’s virtual world.