Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sports

FIFA launches service to prevent online abuse, hate speech during Qatar 2022

FIFA is launching a new digital service to crack down on online hate speech and discrimination during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

By TechnocratMedia

FIFA is launching a new digital service to crack down on online hate speech and discrimination during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The world sport’s governing body announced the development on Wednesday, according to Reuter.

Advertisements

According to FIFA, the service will protect over 830 World Cup players from abuse on social media during the Qatar tournament.

“FIFA is committed to providing the best possible conditions for players to perform to the best of their abilities,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said.

“At the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we are happy to launch a service that will help to protect players from the damaging effects that social media posts can cause to their mental health and well-being.”

Also speaking, David Aganzo, the president of the worldwide representative organisation for professional footballers (FIFPRO), said it was football’s responsibility to protect players.

“This type of abuse has a profound impact on their personalities, their families, performance as well as on their overall well-being and mental health,” he said.

“We hope that the social media protection service provides a starting point to help to defend participants from abusive messages.

He also urged the social media companies to join and support the football governing body in tackling the issue at the FIFA World Cup.

According to him, FIFA will monitor the social media accounts of all participants at the World Cup, scanning for abusive, discriminatory and threatening comments and then reporting them to social networks and law authorities.

Teams, players and other individual participants will also be able to opt-in to a moderation service that will instantly hide abusive and offensive comments on social 

The world football governing body published a report that revealed that more than half of the players in last year’s European Championship and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) were subjected to discriminatory abuse online.

The report indicates that over 55% of EURO 2020 and AFCON 2022 Final players received some form of discriminatory abuse.

Excellent journalism is expensive. It is only the same that can help to build our society and country to entrench good governance, and development and ensure justice for all.

We need your support for investigative findings and special reports to demand accountable and transparent government. DONATE today to help us stay relevant to serve your quest for accurate and authentic stories.

DONATE TO 0450702364, naira OR 0657626454, USD – GTBANK

TECHNOCRAT INNOVATIONS PLUS LTD

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Like Our Facebook Page

You May Also Like

Sports

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have dropped out from the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Sports

Nigeria’s women under 17 teams have been beaten by Germany in a 2-1 defeat in their opening match at the ongoing 2022 FIFA U-17...

Sports

According to football’s world governing body FIFA, a total of 48.5 billion dollars (about N19.98 trillion) in international transfer fees have been paid in...