So Sally Rooney’s racist? Only if you choose to confuse fiction with fact | Nick Cohen- Tempemail

Social media did not create informers and liars. The malicious have always manufactured denunciations and the literal-minded have always confused nuance with sin. The web is simply supercharging one of those dismal moments in history when wilful ignorance and active malice are rewarded rather than disdained. In optimistic times, one Continue Reading

Racist abuse of footballers will lead to tragedy, Anton Ferdinand tells inquiry | Football- Tempemail

The failure of social media companies to tackle racist abuse of footballers will lead to tragedy unless more is done, Anton Ferdinand has warned MPs. In an attack on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter the former West Ham and England Under-21 defender suggested their refusal to act was linked Continue Reading

Internet troll who sent racist abuse to Bukayo Saka apologises | Race- Tempemail

An internet troll who subjected Bukayo Saka to racist abuse after the England football player missed the decisive penalty in the Euro 2020 final shootout defeat to Italy has apologised after being tracked down on social media by journalists. The man in his early 20s from Saudi Arabia posted racist Continue Reading

Newcastle’s Joe Willock says he receives racist abuse ‘every day’ on social media | Newcastle United- Tempemail

The Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock has said he receives “disgusting” racist messages every day on social media, and has added to growing calls for platforms to do more to combat the problem. “Every day I get messages,” Willock told BBC Radio Newcastle. “Messages saying about my colour or different Continue Reading

Twitter users banned after racist abuse of England players still posting online | Football- Tempemail

Twitter users banned after the torrent of racist abuse directed at England’s footballers are still posting on the platform, the Guardian has learned. Fifty-six persistently abusive Twitter users had their accounts permanently suspended on 12 July, the day after the European Championship final, amid a blaze of publicity surrounding hateful Continue Reading

Ofcom chief slams social media giants over Euro 2020 racist messages | Ofcom- Tempemail

The head of Britain’s communications regulator will vow to take on social media firms over their failure to weed out online abuse this week, as she condemns their lack of success in dealing with the racism aimed at three England footballers. The abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Continue Reading

Abolishing online anonymity won’t tackle the underlying problems of racist abuse | Hussein Kesvani- Tempemail

As a person of colour who has spent much of their life online, I’ve dealt with my fair share of racist abuse. From anonymous accounts on niche forums about anime hurling unprintable slurs, to more easily identifiable people – with their real names and locations published – on Facebook and Continue Reading

Tech chiefs called in to No 10 over racist posts to black England players | Social media- Tempemail

Boris Johnson has summoned tech companies to Downing Street to order them to do more to tackle online abuse, amid mounting criticism of the government after black England players were deluged with racist posts in the aftermath of their Euro 2020 defeat. The England footballer Tyrone Mings has criticised the Continue Reading

Boris Johnson to meet with social media firms over racist abuse of England players- Tempemail

Boris Johnson will tell social media companies at a meeting this afternoon the the government expects them to do “everything they can” to identify those responsible for racist abuse of England football players, Downing Street has said. The prime minister told a meeting of cabinet that the attacks on Euro Continue Reading

Queensland police investigated after sexist, racist and homophobic Facebook posts | Queensland- Tempemail

The Queensland police commissioner, Katarina Carroll, has flagged a crackdown on police use of social media after the discovery of Facebook groups posting sexist, racist and homophobic material. Guardian Australia has seen posts from multiple Facebook groups whose membership is restricted to police officers. They include posts by Queensland officers Continue Reading