Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Two Hat, a leading content moderation solution provider that provides protective measures for online communities with the goal of improving everyone’s experience.
According to Microsoft, the volume of malicious content which is shared online is increasing globally, necessitating more effective and proactive content moderation.
Microsoft said in a statement “For any online community to thrive, content moderation is a critical investment to ensure positive user experiences and maintain engagement over time,”
It added “Microsoft and Two Hat share a vision for using advancements in moderation technology to nurture and protect diverse, global online communities,”
This acquisition is a significant step forward in Microsoft and Two Hat’s long-standing partnership, as it will bring together innovative technologies, research capabilities, highly trained employees, and the most comprehensive cloud infrastructure.
According to Microsoft, this is a significant investment in assisting and serving Two Hat’s existing customers, prospective new customers, and a multiple product and service experiences.
Microsoft said “Working with the diverse and experienced team at Two Hat over the years, it has become clear that we are fully aligned with the core values inspired by the vision of founder, Chris Priebe, to deliver a holistic approach for positive and thriving online communities,”
Microsoft and Two Hat have been working together for several years to integrate proactive moderation technology into gaming and non-gaming experiences to detect and remove harmful content before it reaches members of communities.