Twitter is set to monitor activities on the platform surrounding 50 high-profile black footballers in an attempt to stop racist abuse.
“The monitoring system will aim to react more promptly to remove racist posts, block abusers’ accounts and report them to the police.” According to Martyn Ziegler.
Twitter will make it a priority to reduce the burden on people to report after Manchester United’s Paul Pogba was abused on social media on after his penalty was saved in the 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.
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Chelsea also condemned posts directed towards striker Tammy Abraham after he missed a decisive penalty in the shootout loss to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup final. “
“We won’t give oxygen to racist comments directed to Yakou Meite after he also missed a penalty.” Reading said.
BBC Sport also reported that Twitter will meet with United and Kick It Out following the abuse directed towards Paul Pogba. Twitter has changed its policy when it comes to racist and abusive posts to a more proactive approach. The platform would only investigate instances of racist or discriminatory language if they were reported in the past.