talkSPORT joins Social Media Boycott weekend

talkSPORT has joined the social media boycott announced by English football in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.

talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 will not publish any content across their social media channels starting at 3pm on Friday until Tuesday May 4.

The boycott aims to encourage the government to bring forward Online Harms legislation as a matter of urgency, to help keep people safe online.

Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton said: “talkSPORT is proud to join the Social Media Boycott to speak up for those who have suffered real and lasting abuse on social media.

“talkSPORT’s social media is an important part of our multimedia offering with 5.6m followers across our social platforms. But now is the time to stand with the football community against hate.

“Racism is of course a big part of this boycott. But it also spans sexism, hateful and hostile content, discrimination and general abuse too. As a station we are taking steps to protect our own presenters from abuse from social media trolls and this is an important statement that online hate will not be tolerated.”

Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at 11:24 am by Duty Reporter

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