Twitter tells CNN it has removed more than 1,000 Tweets and “permanently suspended a number of accounts” following the online abuse racist abuse directed at some England players following Sunday’s Euro 2020 final defeat.— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) July 12, 2021
Mike Graham wants those considered racist to be stripped of their human rights.— Secretary of Akkad (@AkkadSecretary) July 13, 2021
"No bank account, no ability to travel, no passport no benefits nothing." pic.twitter.com/fWpzwivZaM
"Well lads, they really screwed the pooch in South Africa this time." pic.twitter.com/GjvkEHqbJ7— Classifried (@Classifried2) July 13, 2021
I am disgusted that @England players who have given so much for our country this summer have been subject to vile racist abuse on social media.— Priti Patel (@pritipatel) July 12, 2021
It has no place in our country and I back the police to hold those responsible accountable.
England died today. The country I was once prepared to shed blood for, declared war on its own people.— La Haine (@LloydyLloyd6) July 13, 2021
Social media firms must end all anonymous accounts. If you want to spew vile abuse, you should be forced to do so publicly under your genuine identity, not while hiding behind the cloak of billionaire-backed secrecy. Let’s see how brave these racist morons are then.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 12, 2021
Is this buck breaking? pic.twitter.com/NqjNiXlBzw— The Prudentialist (@ToBePrudential) July 11, 2021
You’re the clear winner here.
So much for “National Conservatism.”
It turns out that Boris Johnson is another phony “conservative populist” like Donald Trump.
What they’re saying: “Shame on you and I hope you’ll crawl back under the rock from which you emerged,” Johnson said of those taking aim at the players, adding that the team played like “heroes.” …”
“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 2020 penalty-takers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Buyako Saka were “utterly disgraceful” and had emerged “from the dark spaces of the internet”.
He said he would use today’s long-planned meeting with social media firms to reiterate the urgent need for action to deal with hatred on their platforms ahead of legislation in his Online Harms Bill, currently going through parliament
The PM told ministers that there was “no question” that the kind of abuse directed at the England players needs to be “stamped out”, said Mr Johnson’s official spokesperson. …”
“Boris Johnson will hold a showdown with social media firms today demanding they ‘up their game’ over racist abuse of England’s penalty missers.
Downing Street said the PM will use the meeting this afternoon to ‘reiterate the urgent need for action’ after the vile trolling. …
Ministers are pressing platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to help in hunting down those responsible so they can ‘make an example’ of them.
The premier’s spokesman said: ‘We expect social media firms to do everything they can to identify these people.’ …”
Boris Johnson should get in touch with his old friend Donald Trump. We made an example out of him in the 2020 election after he betrayed his base.