Fifa to tackle online abuse aimed at players during Qatar World Cup | World Cup 2022

Football chiefs are to use technology to detect and block online abuse aimed at players during the World Cup finals in Qatar and beyond.

Fifa, the game’s world governing body, and FifPro, the global players’ union, published an independent report on Saturday to coincide with the United Nations International Day for Countering Hate Speech in which rising levels of discriminatory posts on social media surrounding international fixtures are highlighted.

As a result, they have teamed up to launch a dedicated in-tournament moderation service across men’s and women’s football that will…

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