The horrific abuse of sports stars exposes social media’s mob rule | Online abuse- Tempemail

After covering last Saturday’s Wales-England rugby match, the BBC’s reporter Sonja McLaughlan found herself sitting in her car in tears. She had received a torrent of sexist obscenities and abuse on social media. “Toxic, embarrassing, disgraceful, appalling,” she said. She was not alone. After apparently being glimpsed on video absent-mindedly Continue Reading

English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media threats Social Media Soccer Sky Sports abuse- Tempemail

Death threats Racist abuse Sexist slurs. And social media accounts allowed to stay active even after hurling bile. English football has reached breaking point with players, coaches, referees and officials aghast at the ongoing proliferation of hate aimed at them on Instagram and Twitter. A week that began with the Continue Reading

Facebook removes Craig Kelly post claiming children wearing masks is akin to abuse | Australia news- Tempemail

Facebook has confirmed it has removed a post from the outspoken Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly claiming that children wearing masks was akin to child abuse after a complaint from Labor. In correspondence seen by Guardian Australia, Mia Garlick, Facebook’s Australian director of public policy, confirmed the platform removed one of Continue Reading

‘Havens for abuse’: football unites to demand social media racism crackdown | Football- Tempemail

English football’s leaders have called on Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to take personal responsibility for the spread of racist content on their platforms. The chief executives of the Premier League, Football Association and EFL, alongside those of the players’ and managers’ unions, the head of the women’s Continue Reading

Film, TV maker Joss Whedon faces ‘Buffy’ actor abuse claims Sarah Michelle Gellar actors Ray Fisher Joss Whedon claim- Tempemail

Prominent film and TV creator Joss Whedon who faced a claim of abusive behavior on the set of “Justice League,” drew criticism Wednesday from actors who worked with him on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The first and most direct allegations came from Charisma Carpenter, who said in a social media Continue Reading

Casey Stoney says social media and government must fight ‘disgusting’ racist abuse aimed at Lauren James- Tempemail

Manchester United Women manager Casey Stoney has condemned the racist abuse suffered by teenage forward Lauren James online as “utterly disgusting” and called for Government action. Stoney also wants social media companies to do more tackle a serious problem that has become rife in the game. England international James, 19, Continue Reading

Mikel Arteta demands action from social media platforms over abuse | Arsenal- Tempemail

Mikel Arteta says social media networks must take greater responsibility for online abuse of footballers and fears it is causing “a lot of damage” to the mental health of those on the receiving end. Southampton’s Alex Jankewitz became the latest player to suffer racist abuse online since the middle of Continue Reading

Chris Whitty’s abuse is a symptom of social media out of control | Social media- Tempemail

A teenager this week harangued Britain’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, in the street as a liar, and then posted his attack on TikTok. It was, said Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock, “completely unacceptable”. The boy’s mother frantically apologised, explaining her 15-year-old son had “a keen interest in public affairs Continue Reading

Police investigating racist social media abuse of Manchester United players | Football- Tempemail

Greater Manchester police have confirmed they are investigating racist comments sent to a number of Manchester United players over social media. The intervention comes as a number of prominent Premier League players have revealed they have received racist abuse in the past seven days. United’s Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe and Continue Reading

Facebook under pressure to resume scanning messages for child abuse in EU | Technology

The children’s charity NSPCC has called on Facebook to resume a programme that scanned private messages for indications of child abuse, with new data suggesting that almost half of referrals for child sexual abuse material are now falling below the radar. Recent changes to the European commission’s e-privacy directive, which Continue Reading