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Rashford: People behind racist abuse should have accounts ‘deleted immediately’

Rashford: People behind racist abuse should have accounts ‘deleted immediately’

Technology
Manchester United player Marcus Rashford has urged social media companies to take stronger action to stop racist abuse, telling them to immediately delete the accounts of those responsible.The England forward was subjected to online racism following United's 0-0 draw at Arsenal a fortnight ago, comments he described as "humanity and social media at its worst". And that came amid widespread racist abuse for several high-profile players in both the men's and women's game. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Chair of Kick It Out Sanjay Bhandari responds to Marcus Rashf...
Duke of Cambridge: Football Association president calls for racist abuse of footballers to stop

Duke of Cambridge: Football Association president calls for racist abuse of footballers to stop

Technology
Last updated on 31 January 202131 January 2021.From the section FootballThe Duke of Cambridge has called for racist abuse aimed at footballers to stop, calling it "despicable".Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was the latest player subjected to racist abuse this weekend after a series of incidents.On Sunday, Greater Manchester Police began an investigation into the abuse.And writing on Twitterexternal-link, Prince William, who is also the president of the Football Association, praised those who had spoken out.He said: "Racist abuse - whether on the pitch, in the stands, or on social media - is despicable and it must stop now. "We all have a responsibility to create an environment where such abuse is not tolerated, and those who choose to spread hate and division are held accountabl...
Timnit Gebru: Google and big tech are ‘institutionally racist’

Timnit Gebru: Google and big tech are ‘institutionally racist’

Technology
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BBC ‘very sorry’ over use of racist term in news report

BBC ‘very sorry’ over use of racist term in news report

Entertainment
The BBC has apologised for a news report which contained a racist term, with its director general saying it "made a mistake".The BBC News story saw social affairs correspondent Fiona Lamdin repeat the n-word, which was allegedly used in a racially-motivated attack in Bristol. It ran on the BBC News Channel and local news programme Points West on 29 July, but the broadcaster stopped running it later that day.On Saturday, BBC 1Xtra presenter Sideman resigned over the use of the term, saying it felt like "a slap in the face to our community".Initially, the BBC said it was aware the n-word would cause offence but said it was used as "we felt the need to explain, and report, not just the injuries but, given their alleged extreme nature, the words alleged to have been used". ...
Anthony Joshua blasts back at critics after Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If you think I’m a racist, go f*** yourself’

Anthony Joshua blasts back at critics after Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If you think I’m a racist, go f*** yourself’

Sports
Anthony Joshua has strongly hit back at critics of his speech at the Black Lives Matter protest in Watford on Saturday. The unified heavyweight champion took part in a march and park gathering in his hometown of Watford, where he was pictured on crutches wearing a leg brace. Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing Joshua holds the WBA, IBF & WBO titles At the park gathering, he took the microphone and spoke for several minutes. AJ initially read out a speech from someone who could not be there to voice their own opinion. He then went on to talk to a Watford councillor about securing a premises to further this discussion. A brief snippet of the initial speech was taken out of context and uploaded to social media on Saturday evening, in which Joshua read ou...