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Facebook, Twitter Vow To Tackle Racial Abuse Of England Footballers

Facebook, Twitter Vow To Tackle Racial Abuse Of England Footballers

UK PM Boris Johnson and different leaders expressed dismay over the net abuse. (File)

Washington:

Facebook and Twitter mentioned Monday they have been scrambling to take down racially abusive feedback directed at members of the England soccer crew following a heartbreaking loss in Sunday’s Euro 2020 closing.

The US social media giants mentioned they have been taking down racist and hateful content material which had prompted condemnation from British political leaders.

The actions got here after a stream of abusive messages on Twitter and Facebook-owned Instagram directed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, the three gamers who missed England’s penalties on Sunday.

“The abhorrent racist abuse directed at England players last night has absolutely no place on Twitter,” mentioned a spokesperson for the San Francisco-based quick messaging service.

“In the past 24 hours, through a combination of machine learning based automation and human review, we have swiftly removed over 1,000 Tweets and permanently suspended a number of accounts for violating our rules — the vast majority of which we detected ourselves proactively using technology. “

Facebook mentioned earlier in an announcement it had “quickly removed comments and accounts directing abuse at England’s footballers last night and we’ll continue to take action against those that break our rules”.

“No one thing will fix this challenge overnight, but we’re committed to keeping our community safe from abuse,” it mentioned.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and different leaders expressed dismay over the net abuse.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden tweeted, “I share the anger at appalling racist abuse of our heroic players” whereas warning on-line companies.

“Social media companies need to up their game in addressing it and, if they fail to, our new Online Safety Bill will hold them to account with fines of up to 10 per cent of global revenue,” he wrote.

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