Up To “30 Minutes” To Be Approved, States Iwata
In a somewhat expected move, Nintendo have confirmed that messages that users post on the Miiverse community features of the Wii U will need to be approved by “human resource” personnel before they appear online for general viewing.
In an interview with the LA Times, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed that there would be a computer to screen user comments initially, but that moderators would need to manually approve messages. “I think 30 minutes should be acceptable” was Iwata’s view on how long it would take before content appeared on the Miiverse. The community would also be involved in the process, as users will be able to report offending content that makes its way through Nintendo’s moderation net. This is due to keeping the Wii U as family friendly as their other pieces of hardware, but is something Nintendo will be fine tuning over the course of time to find the right balance.
You can read the interview in its entirety here.