The French football league has called on Facebook and Twitter to take action to eliminate racist abuse that has created a “climate of hate” on social media.
The LFP had a meeting this week with representatives of Facebook and Twitter to consider new measures because it said players, coaches and their families are regularly the targets of hateful and racist comments. In an announcement on Friday, the league said it has created a working group with Facebook to accelerate existing measures and to devise “new concrete solutions.” It pledged to publicly disclose actions that it takes.
‘Enough is enough’
The announcement follows steps taken by the leaders of English football. They wrote directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg to demand more robust action to eradicate racism and for users’ identities to be verified.
“Football creates a unique…