We’ll maintain social media to account over racism, says Ofcom boss | Information
The head of communications oversight will warn today that following racist attacks on English footballers, social media companies “must do a lot better” to prevent abuse.
Melanie Dawes, CEO of Ofcom, will speak out on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram last week against the abuse of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.
The three black players faced racist attacks after missing penalties when England lost the Euro 2020 final. The abuse included messages with emojis of monkeys and bananas.
Speaking at the Oxford Media Convention, Dawes will say that social media “hasn’t done enough to remove these appalling comments” and that regulation needed to be improved.
No UK agency specifically regulates social media