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Football organisations, clubs and players have jointly called for social media companies to take definitive action to end online abuse and stamp out racism on their platforms at the end of their social media boycott.

The four-day boycott saw much of British football refrain from posting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat in an attempt to force social media giants to take action on racism on their platforms.

“English football, sporting organisations and people across the world united over the weekend to boycott social media, challenging platforms to do more to stop online discriminatory abuse,” said a statement posted by the Premier League and its member clubs.

“We now call on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to use their power to affect change and ensure there are real-life sanctions for online hate.

“We invite these social media companies to respond to our requests for action.”

England captain Harry Kane and several Premier League clubs posted a statement on Twitter with the hashtag #StopOnlineAbuse.

The statement said they would continue to challenge social media companies to make changes to their platforms and also urged the government to intervene.

Kick It Out chief executive Tony Burnett told Sky News: “Enough is enough. If change doesn’t happen, we’re going to keep campaigning for the four things we have demanded – more prevention, so [harmful] stuff doesn’t get onto the platforms and is taken down quicker.Kick It Out as well as England’s top sporting organisations want social media platforms to introduce better account verification, dole out harsher punishments to those who commit racist abuse and for the government to hold social media companies to account.

At the end of the boycott, Leicester City posted a video of their men’s and women’s players calling for an end to online abuse.

On the same day the boycott ended Swansea City was forced to defend one of its players, Morgan Whittaker, after he was subjected to racist abuse after his side’s win over Derby.

Whittaker said: “I am disappointed, but not surprised. I will always be proud of my skin colour, no matter what. Social Media has to do something to stop this kind of abuse from happening.”

He is the fourth Swansea player to suffer racial abuse online recently.

Morgan Whittaker said he was “unsurprised” by the racist abuse he received online. Credit: PA

The club said in a statement: “The fact that this has happened across a period where clubs, players and stakeholders have come together for a boycott of social media for this very reason again shows just how much work still needs to be done.”While the boycott was centred on football, many other sports and organisations took part including England and Wales Cricket and Sky Sports.

Major sports sponsors such as adidas, Barclays, Budweiser and Nationwide also signed up.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the FA, joined the boycott. Ahead of the 3pm start on Friday, Prince William tweeted: “As president of the FA I join the entire football community in the social media boycott this weekend. W”


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Global Social Media Market report includes current market scenario and offers a comprehensive analysis on Social Media industry, standing on the readers’ perspective, delivering detailed market data and understanding insights. It comprises inclusive important points that significantly affect the growth of the market at a global level. It analyzes the present scenario along with future trends in the market. The report is made after pin-point research and exhaustive investigation of the market development in different sectors that requires theoretical analysis, technology-based ideas, and its validity.

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The social media market consists of sales by entities (organizations, sole traders or partnerships) that enable customers to interact, create and share content and information. Social media enables users to share pictures, video and audio files. This market includes revenues from sales from advertisement and other services offered on social media platforms.

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TORONTO —
Instagram is experiencing a global issue with users uploading and viewing stories following reports that stories were mysteriously disappearing from users’ feeds.

A number of users from various countries took to other social media platforms on Thursday to report that their stories had vanished from the popular social media app.

“We know that some people are experiencing issues uploading and viewing stories,” an official Instagram account tweeted Thursday afternoon. “This is a widespread global technical issue not related to any particular topic and we’re fixing it right now. We’ll provide an update as soon as we can.”

Instagram Stories are images and videos on the app that typically disappear after 24 hours.

We know that some people are experiencing issues uploading and viewing stories. This is a widespread global technical issue not related to any particular topic and we’re fixing it right now. We’ll provide an update as soon as we can.

— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) May 6, 2021

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In the age of social media, young girls are arguably more impressionable now than they have ever been before, largely thanks to constant internet access and the wide variety of content at their fingertips.

But recent research has highlighted the dangers of social media, and the negative impact it can have on the minds and self-esteem of young people.

In late 2020, Canadian company Edelman Data & Intelligence conducted a local survey in partnership with the Dove Self-Esteem Project, in which they spoke with 503 girls aged between 10 and 17.

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They found that by the age of 13, 80 per cent of girls had downloaded a filter or used an app to distort the way they looked in photos, while 67 per cent tried to change or hide at least one feature before posting a photo of themselves.

During an already difficult transition from tween to teenager and primary school to high school, these girls are facing an uphill battle when it comes to expectations about their appearance and body shape, often comparing their lives to celebrities and famous personalities whose popularity, behaviour and looks are all validated by mass follows and likes.

Following more realistic role models can help

Another study conducted by Harvard University in 2017, in which 588 students at a public high school in the United States were surveyed, found that teenagers who were making negative comparisons between themselves and others online would find it helpful to be given regular reminders that people only typically post their life highlights.

But Australian social media expert Edwin Smith told the ABC that users can take a couple of steps further to take better control of the type of content they are exposed to in the first place.

“For all its flaws, social media and Instagram in particular use algorithms from trends in the way you use the app to work out what you want to see,” he said.

“So you can positively impact your feed by being strategic about whose posts you engage with, because the more likes and engagement you have with a particular account, the more you’ll see from them in your feed.

“On one hand, there seems to be a growing trend of people doing this and gravitating towards more authentic accounts, but there have also been developments in social technology that go against that and encourage people to use filters on Instagram stories that make their skin flawless or lips bigger.”

Female athletes could be the place to start

NSW Swifts co-captain and Aussie Diamonds squad member Maddy Proud has a strong link to this age group, given netball is one of the country’s most popular team sports.

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The NSW Swifts celebrate a Super Netball victory with their co-captain Maddy Proud. (

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As an athlete and author of children’s book Grace on the Court, she has built a following of close to 21,000 people on Instagram, and regularly interacts with young girls online and after matches on game day.

Now 27, Proud told the ABC there was a stark contrast in the way she and her peers used social media while growing up.

“It was so different back then, I didn’t even have a phone until I was in high school,” she said.

“I definitely see that side of things and when you see how much time young kids are spending on these online platforms now, it’s scary.

“The only comparisons I had when I was young was talking to friends about what they did on the weekend, but social media has expanded the influence that young kids get way outside immediate friends and family.”

During her 10 years playing at the top of her sport, Proud has received plenty of positive comments from parents about her leadership and role-model-like qualities.

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But even she admits that she too has felt the pressure to portray a perfect version of herself online.

“Thanks to the speed and reach of the internet, we’re much more knowledgeable about what is happening around the world and that can lead to incredible learnings and opportunities,” she said.

“But if it gets into the wrong person’s hands too early in life, and they aren’t experienced enough to know what is real and what is fake, there are dangers of going down some deep rabbit holes when it comes to comparison.

“And as a netballer with a profile, once you get a few followers you can get caught up thinking, now is this the photo I really want to post, does something not look right?

“But I’m loving the recent trends that show Instagram vs reality and we have so many great people around us in netball and sport that you learn to only worry about the people’s opinions that actually matter.”

What makes them good role models?

Besides being well-rounded people that balance study and a career in sport, Proud believes female athletes — and in her case, netballers — provide a more balanced overview of life.

Dealing with failures and setbacks like match losses and injuries in the public eye, and embracing them as new challenges and learning experiences.

She believes sport also showcases examples of a range of body shapes and sizes, with a stronger emphasis on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

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“When it comes to body shape, we are strong and not necessarily women that are petite or that have curves in all the right places, because what we do is focus on making our bodies as functional as they can be so that they can work at their best,” she said.

“Even just seeing that we do lift weights and put effort into our fitness shifts the focus from physical appearance to playing sport with your mates and your well-being.

“When you’re playing sport, there are a lot of photos that fly around of you with very unattractive facial expressions, because you’re not focused on looking good, you’re giving everything you have in the moment to play well.

“If you have a look at mine, I’m sure in every single photo I’m sticking my tongue out or doing something ridiculous … so we are showcasing something online that is very real and that although everybody has flaws, we’re not going to let it stop us doing what we love.”

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