Epic Games apologizes to fan who mistook for a terrorist
The user shared a name with a known terrorist and was blocked from the Paragon beta.
Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic games, has publicly apologized to the fan who was blocked from accessing the Paragon beta, which is not yet live, for sharing a name with up to four known terrorists listed by the US government.
The news, made public by the Gamasutra portal, ensures that Doctor Muhammad Zakir Khan visited the official website of the video game throughout the weekend and his name was automatically indicated by the lists of the United States department that deals with this type of controls. “As part of efforts to combat terrorism, OFAC publishes lists of individuals and companies controlled or owned by targeted countries. In addition, individuals, groups or entities are listed, such as terrorists or drug traffickers ”.
The affected person explains the following: “When I went to the web to register I received a message accusing me of being a terrorist in red text and I froze. Initially I thought I had been hacked… I felt dehumanized and discriminated against. Frankly, it hurt. "
Tim Sweeney has already assured that measures are being taken to correct these eventualities related to filters outside them.