It seems that Battlefield V is in for another epic fail after the game's profanity filter censors the words "White Man" and "DLC." Interestingly enough, the words "Black Man, Asian Man, and Brown Man" are permitted while the word "DLC" is permitted as long as the word "Free" comes before it. Other words include "Spaghetti, Nazi, Jews, and Titanfall" according to various Reddit posts. In response to the feedback, Battlefield V's community manager posted the following statement below.
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Given that this is still a Beta version of Battlefield V and that the censorship was not intentional, still, it's unusual to see those words gets omitted from the chat. Already under fire for choosing political correctness over authenticity, this incident from the looks of it will worsen the game's already frail status.
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
― United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Toxicity somehow makes censorship legit and that's not a good thing. A healthy discussion within a game which is inspired by one of the most brutal conflicts in human history cannot be achieved if censorship is involved. Having been said that, Battlefield V proves that two negatives (censorship + toxicity) will not always equal to positive. Funny that the profanity filter from the looks of it is in violation of Article 19 of UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights), an international document instigated by the events of WWII. Check out a clip from AngryJoeShow below for more information and stay tuned for more gaming news and updates.
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Source: Reddit, AngryJoeShow