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Social media: Senior police officer calls for boycott over abuse images

Social media: Senior police officer calls for boycott over abuse images

Technology
A boycott of social media sites could force firms to take action to safeguard children, a senior police officer says.Chief Constable Simon Bailey said the companies were able to "eradicate" indecent imagery on their platforms.Mr Bailey, the UK's lead officer for child protection, said websites would take notice of "reputational damage".The Internet Association, which represents tech firms including Twitter and Facebook, said the industry spent millions removing abusive content.The number of images on the police's child abuse image database has ballooned from less than 10,000 in the 1990s to 13.4 million currently.Starting on Monday, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold two weeks of hearings focusing on internet companies' responses to...
‘Take away points’ – Paul Parker calls for strong action after racist abuse hurled at England players in Montenegro

‘Take away points’ – Paul Parker calls for strong action after racist abuse hurled at England players in Montenegro

Sports
Paul Parker has urged UEFA to hit the Montenegro FA where it hurts after England players were subjected to racist abuse during their 5-1 victory in Podgorica on Monday night.The Three Lions wrapped up their second Euro 2020 qualifying win in fine style, but sadly we are not talking about the football the morning after the match. Instead, the focus has been on the racist chanting aimed at England’s black players throughout the clash. Danny Rose was subjected to racist abuse when he was booked towards the end of the 5-1 win There were suggestions of some issues early in the game, but it was clear in the closing stages as monkey chants were aimed at Danny Rose following a late tackle which earned him a yellow card. Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling celebrated his fourth...
R Kelly: Singer's bail set at $1m after sex abuse charges

R Kelly: Singer's bail set at $1m after sex abuse charges

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device A judge in the US has set R Kelly's bail at $ 1m (£766,500) after the singer was charged with sexually abusing four females, including three minors.The R&B star, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced decades of sexual abuse claims.He has never been convicted and has previously denied other allegations.He turned himself in on Friday after an arrest warrant was issued. Even though bail was set at $ 1m, he will have to post $ 100,000 to secure his release.He has been ordered to surrender his passport and to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18.The 52-year-old's court appearance comes just weeks after a documentary series called Surviving R Kelly aired. It contained d...