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Twitter: Britain is the main home of racist abuse of football players

Evening 06:24 PM

2021 Tuesday, August 10th

DPA:

Twitter confirmed on Tuesday that Britain was “so far” the main home for racist comments targeting England players after the European Football Championship (Euro 2020) final.

The adventure of the England team, nicknamed the “Three Lions” in the European Cup, ended in defeat with Italy by a penalty kick in the final last July, where Marcus Rashford, Jadan Sancho and Pugio Saga missed out on a penalty.

The British News Agency (PA Media) reported that the trio had been abused on social media after the match, while police arrested 11 people for possessing false tweets.

Twitter released an overview of what it described as hateful racist abuse perpetrated against players across the stage after last month’s final.

“On the night of the final, our tools worked immediately and identified and removed 1,622 false tweets in the first 24 hours from today,” Twitter UK said on Tuesday.

“Only 2% of the tweets we deleted had more than 1,000 contacts,” he added.

“To date, it is important to acknowledge that the UK is the largest source of deleted abusive tweets.”

He explained: “Our data indicates that identifying account holders does not prevent abuse, and 99 percent of permanently suspended account holders have been identified.”

“Soon we will test a new feature that will temporarily suspend accounts that use attack terms,” ​​Twitter said.

He concluded: “There is no room for racist abuse on Twitter.”