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PremierLeague-News.Com - Following the social media boycott, West Ham have called upon the social media companies to do more in fighting online abuse
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! West Ham have made their stance clear on the reason for the social media boycott that took place over the Bank Holiday Weekend. From 3pm on Friday, April 30, until 11.59pm on Monday, May 3, West Ham joined their fellow Premier League clubs, governing bodies across a number of sports and media organisations, in a social media blackout. West Ham explained ahead of the boycott why they were taking part. "At West Ham United, we believe the boycott will draw attention to the importance of these companies acting on this problem, and it will help to educate people in the ongoing fight against racism, and all forms of discrimination. Read More Related Articles David Moyes tells Manuel Lanzini and Said Benrahma what they need to do to be regular starters Read More Related Articles Why James Tarkowski apologised to Said Benrahma as Manuel Lanzini stars in West Ham win "We acknowledge that a social media boycott alone will not eradicate it – it is saddening that we are even having to take those steps. But our stance this weekend does demonstrate the serious and continued determined approach we take regarding the issue. It is also in line with the club’s wider EDI [equality, diversity and inclusion] strategy and our work to combat discriminatory abuse, not just online but in the wider community." football.london joined the boycott in solidarity with those affected by online hate, discrimination and abuse. The boycott ended at 11.59pm on Monday and West Ham have proactively released a statement via their social media platforms about what they think needs to be the next step in the fight against online discriminatory abuse. Read More Related Articles Michail Antonio returns for West Ham but it is not quite the perfect one he hoped for "English football, sporting organisations and people across the world united over the weekend to boycott social media, challenging platforms to do more to stop online discriminatory abuse," it read. "We now call on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to use their power to affect change and ensure there are real-life sanctions for online hate. "We invite these social media companies to respond to our requests for action.
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.twitter.com/Sxfn4zsvkh — West Ham United (@WestHam) May 4, 2021 The Hammers have made their stance very clear, as have we at football.london.
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The challenge has now been laid down to the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to do their part in ending the shocking and all too predictable circle of online hate and abuse. This has to stop and it is high time the social media companies step up to the plate and take responsibility for the content hosted on their platforms.
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