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Facebook, Twitter Make Racism Seem Okay -man Utd Star by 774ngr: 3:52pm On Sep 09, 2021
Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand condemned social media firms for failing to crack down on racial abuse, warning they were helping to “normalize” such language among young people in schools.

The former England international told lawmakers on Thursday how he had to explain to his own children why people were leaving monkey and banana emojis under his posts on social media.

“Players shouldn’t have to go through this,” he told MPs and peers scrutinizing draft legislation into reforming social media rules for platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. “In the 70s and 80s, it was something that was a lot more common. We went through a period where maybe it was behind the scenes a little bit more, but now the data is telling us it’s here and it’s back.”

His testimony came two months after England stars were racially abused online after the country lost on penalties to Italy in the European Championship final. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at the time that he “utterly” condemned the online abuse, and pledged that those found guilty would be banned from attended soccer matches.

The U.K.’s proposed Online Safety Bill would compel Silicon Valley giants to share information about the content on their platforms — a shift from the status quo where the companies provide it voluntarily — and aims to protect people from illegal and harmful content.

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Re: Facebook, Twitter Make Racism Seem Okay -man Utd Star by 774ngr: 3:52pm On Sep 09, 2021
Re: Facebook, Twitter Make Racism Seem Okay -man Utd Star by ivolt: 3:54pm On Sep 09, 2021
What does he suggest?
Jailing racists?
Re: Facebook, Twitter Make Racism Seem Okay -man Utd Star by Bluezy13(m): 4:19pm On Sep 09, 2021
ivolt:
What does he suggest?
Jailing racists?

No.
Denying every avenue for exhibiting racism on social medias such as monkey and bananas emojis... It will go a long way to curtailing racism at least.
Read between the lines next time.
Re: Facebook, Twitter Make Racism Seem Okay -man Utd Star by paulolee(m): 4:33pm On Sep 09, 2021
simply bcox dey own n control it..

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