West Ham United joins social media boycott to oppose online abuse
West Ham United will stand in solidarity with the Premier League, its fellow clubs, FA, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out, from Women in Football and the FSA with a social media channel boycott next weekend.
From 3 p.m. on Friday, April 30 to 11.59 p.m. on Monday, May 3, the aforementioned organizations will unite in response to the continued and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many other football-related individuals.
The Hammers will not be posting to his Facebook, Instagram, Twitter channels, as well as his Snapchat, Tik-Tok, YouTube and foreign-language social media accounts for the vast majority of Bank Holiday weekend as English football heats up. brings together to underline this social. Media companies need to do more to eradicate hate online, while stressing the importance of educating people in the ongoing fight against discrimination.
While some progress has been made in filtering, blocking and removing offensive messages, and in helping law enforcement agencies identify and prosecute perpetrators of illegal content, West Ham United believes more can and must be done to rid the game of this scourge. .
Football recognizes that, taken in isolation, a social media boycott will not eradicate the scourge of online abuse, but it demonstrates the seriousness with which the game takes this ongoing issue and is ready to take proactive steps in it. this continuous struggle.
West Ham United, fellow clubs and English football governing bodies urge UK government to ensure its online safety bill introduces strong legislation to make social media companies more accountable for what is going on on their platforms.
Throughout the coming week, the Club will be highlighting the work it continues to undertake to combat racism in the community at large.