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Facebook, Twitter vow to tackle racial abuse of England footballers

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Washington (AFP) – Facebook and Twitter said Monday they were scrambling to take down racially abusive comments directed at members of the England football team following a heartbreaking loss in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final. The US social media giants said they were taking down racist and hateful content which had prompted condemnation from British political leaders. The actions came after a stream of abusive messages on Twitter and Facebook-owned Instagram directed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, the three players who missed England’s penalties on Sunday. “The abhorrent racist a…

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