The game console's latest update forces users to waive their privacy rights, allowing others to report them and get their accounts banned for speech violations.
"Following this update, users are seeing a notification about Party Safety and that voice chats in parties may be recorded," Sony announced. "Voice chat recording for moderation is a feature that will be available on PS5 when it launches, and will enable users to record their voice chats on PS5 and submit them for moderation review. The pop up you're seeing on PS4 right now is to let you know that when you participate in a chat with a PS5 user (post-launch), they may submit those recordings from their PS5 console to SIE."
"If a group of friends want to make off color jokes to each other privately, talk about freaky stuff or sexual content then that's their business," complained one Twitter user.
Sony claims the update is necessary to enforce "safety and moderation" standards and prevent harassment, yet the actual agenda is obviously to police political speech and prevent criticism of far-left groups like Black Lives Matter.