After missing a penalty in a Premier game last month, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba became a target of racist abuse online and Twitter had said it would discuss the issue with the club and British anti-discriminatory body Kick It Out. Further to it, Twitter said that in the last two weeks it has taken action on more than 700 cases of abuse and hateful conduct which are related to football in Britain and also it promised that it will continue its efforts to curb the menace.
Twitter UK said, “In the past two weeks, we’ve taken action on more than 700 examples of abuse and hateful conduct related to UK football. This vile content has no place in our service. We will continue to take swift action on the minority that try to undermine the conversation for the majority. This behaviour does not reflect the vast majority of fans who use Twitter… we’ve spent years forging strong partnerships with clubs, organisations and supporters and deeply value the relationships.”
Further it said “We want to play our part in curbing this unacceptable behaviour… and will continue engaging with partners and clubs, protecting the conversation from abuse, and taking rapid action on accounts that break our rules.”
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