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Where to report racist apps in the Windows Store?

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  • I wonder what the Microsoft policy is regarding racist apps in the Windows Store?

    I would like to report a racist app in the Windows 8 store called Pieten which is an insult to black people as it is based on blackface. See the app here http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/nl-nl/app/1498ecad-5cfd-4992-b94e-ea67076213c1

    Internationally blackface is seen as a very heavy form of racism, so I don't understand how come this app got approved.

    The UN has also expressed their concern about this blackface issue and has called it racism. See the following: https://spdb.ohchr.org/hrdb/23rd/public_-_AL_Netherlands_17.01.13_(1.2013).pdf

    This app really upsets black people, as it is a stereotypical character of black people.

    Could you take the necessary steps to reject this app and prevent such apps in the Windows Store?

    I don't think that Microsoft would want to spoil its brand name with this type of racism.

    Thursday, November 28, 2013 12:46 PM

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