The French football league denounces “climate of hatred” on social media

PARIS (AP) – The French football championship has convened Facebook is Twitter take action to eliminate racist abuses that have created a “climate of hatred” on social media.

The LFP had a meeting this week with representatives from Facebook is Twitter consider new measures because it said that players, coaches and their families are regularly subjected to hateful and racist comments.

In an announcement on Friday, the League said it had created a working group with Facebook accelerate existing measures and devise “new concrete solutions”. He has pledged to publicly disclose the actions taken.

The announcement follows the steps taken by the leaders of English football. They wrote directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey e Facebook President Mark Zuckerberg to call for more decisive action to eradicate racism and to verify the identity of users.

“Football creates a unique social bond,” French league president Vincent Labrune said in a statement. “We need to protect it better and counter hate speech that is worsening on social networks. Enough is enough – urgent action is needed. “

Facebook, who owns Instagram, said he will establish a training plan for clubs and players to …

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