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September 23, 2020
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Twitter to meet Manchester United over Paul Pogba racist abuse

After France international Paul Pogba became a target of online abuse, the social media company’s representatives decided to meet Manchester United and British anti-discriminatory body Kick It Out.

In a statement Twitter said, “We have always maintained an open and healthy dialogue with our partners in this space, but we know we need to do more to protect our users. Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it.”

Further Twitter said, “Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out and any other civil society stakeholders interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK.”

The abuse suffered by Pogba was strongly condemned by his team members including Harry Maguire who suggested social media companies to verify user accounts in order to prevent anonymous abuse of players.

Image Credit: Football365

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