FIFA-FIFPRO Anti-Hate Speech Joint Initiative

FIFA-FIFPRO Anti-Hate Speech Joint Initiative
On 17 June 2022, the world’s representative association of professional footballers, FIFPRO, and the sport’s governing body, FIFA, announced that they would launch a joint initiative to tackle hate speech on social media to protect players better.

The FIFA-Threat Matrix independence report unveiled to coincide with the United Nations International Day for Countering Hate Speech on 18 June 2022 highlights “the increasing degree of abuse directed at footballers across social media platforms during international tournaments.” It is worth noting that the report is attached to this article.

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