Sep 4, 2019

Racism in football: Twitter defends abuse policy after Premier League players targeted

Social media platform Twitter says it has "Taken action" on "More than 700 examples of hateful conduct" in the last two weeks after several Premier League players were racially abused. It has also met clubs and other football bodies in an attempt to "Tackle the issue collectively". "Twitter said:"In the past two weeks, we have taken action on more than 700 examples of abuse and hateful conduct related to UK football. "We will continue to take swift action on the minority that try to undermine the conversation for the majority. In that same time, we have met with the Professional Footballers' Association, Kick It Out and directly affected football clubs, and agreed a number of proactive measures to tackle this issue collectively." "To be clear, this behaviour does not reflect the vast majority of fans who use Twitter to participate in vibrant conversations around football in the UK. We have spent years forging strong partnerships with clubs, organisations and supporters and deeply value the relationships."

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