Stephen Toulouse, Director of Policy and Enforcement for Xbox LIVE, has today responded to the video that has surfaced on the internet of a video that apparently provides incriminating evidence of a “corrupt” Xbox Live Moderator.
Toulouse begins by stating “Yes I’ve seen the heavily edited video of The Pro. He was policing 10th prestige MW2 modding which results in gold account and console ban.” He then re-confirms what many were expecting – that the video has been heavily edited to omit the threats aimed to provoke The Pro, “I did enjoy the explanation about the audio being totally off/1 sided cause his “capture card went crazy” when its clear it was edited.”
The way in which The Pro spoke across Xbox Live is still under criticism, with Toulouse explaining “While I will speak to him about his tone, the audio is clearly re-cut to omit the threats and ToU violations the others were saying to him.”
He then clarifies the role of the Moderators, “We try to do our job protecting the service dispassionately,” before reiterating that “[The Pro’s] comments about console banning were out of context and referred to modding.”
Toulouse then finally declares “Case closed, thanks for bringing it to my attention!”
So there you have it, end of the story. If you’re wondering about the video in question, you can catch it below.