Habbo Hotel chats silenced over sex allegations
Habbo Hotel chats silenced over sex allegations - Telegraph
Very disappointing and a bit surprising. It wasn't long ago that CEOP used Habbo in their Thinkuknow training as an example of one of the better-moderated services, and yet this has been going on apparently undetected until now.
A Channel 4 News producer posing as a 13-year-old was asked to strip in front of a webcam "within two minutes" of logging in.
Habbo Hotel last night told its 250 million users, known as “Habbos”, it had decided to “mute” the network in response to the allegations.
“Habbos, due to the challenging behavior of a few users we have decided to mute the site and will update you when we have more information,” it said via Twitter.