European football association UEFA reported around 300 abusive posts on social media during the preliminary rounds of the European Women’s Football Championship in England.
More than half of them were later removed. Teams and individual players from England, Spain, France and Italy were the most targeted by derogatory posts on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
While 70 percent of the posts reported contained insults without reference to a specific group of people or ethnicity, 20 percent were classified as sexist, six percent as racist and four percent as homophobic. was classified. According to UEFA, 55 percent of posts were removed, most of them within a good hour.
UEFA Director of Football and Social Responsibility Michel Uva said he was overall satisfied. Because a total of 618 posts that were suspected of being investigated for abusive content were less than one percent of the posts related to the European Football Championship. “It’s great to see the project go,” Uva said, “and I’m glad we can already see a tangible impact from the numbers during the group phase.”
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