Free World - September 15, 2021

Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand described the effects of online hate to …


Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand described the effects of online hate to a joint committee seeking views on how to tackle social media abuses.

Ferdinand said it was galling to have to explain to his children the racist context of some emoji postings when the AI and resources were available for companies to be able to deal with online abuses.

‘It’s down to the victim to report it or put the blocks in place … well, that’s not solving the problem, is it? I think that’s an easy cop-out for the social media platforms’

 



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