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Encouraging Positive User Behavior in XR

Jun 3

02:05 PM - 03:00 PM

Description

We all know that harassment is an issue in XR, but why does this happen and what can we do about it? Join our panel of experts, who have extensive experience working with the targets of abuse and designing the policies and systems to address it. You'll leave this talk with concrete suggestions about how companies, designers, and XR users can encourage positive user behaviors to create safer digital worlds with space for everyone.

Speakers

Public Policy Assistant , Meta
Reporter , CNET
Research Director , The Extended Mind
Counsel , Atlantic Council

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