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4 May 2021

Barnsley Football Club united as part of a football collective this weekend to boycott social media platforms.

  • Led by football, sport has united across the world to call on social media companies to do more to #StopOnlineAbuse 
  • We have shown the power of the collective and the ball is now in the court of social media companies to step up and use their powers to affect change
  • As a sport we appreciate the power of a connected world and know the benefits social media brings but this cannot be at any cost
  • Football and sport has shown we are ready to take voluntary and proactive action in the face of online abuse and hate
  • We invite social media companies to respond to our requests and will engage with them as we seek urgent change to the status quo
  • We urge all users of social media to call out and report online hate when they see it – together we must #StopOnlineAbuse
  • Likewise we call on Government to introduce strong legislation in its Online Safety Bill that will hold social media companies accountable

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