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Report: Twitter to meet United after Pogba abuse

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Twitter has agreed to meet Manchester United over the Paul Pogba racially abusive tweets.

After teammate Harry Maguire, call for better checks to be put in place, as to owners of social media accounts.

Former United player and England Lionesses coach Phil Neville calls for a social media boycott, until companies like Twitter, take action.

Then add into the mix that Manchester United who is one of the top 100 twitter accounts in the world, with 20 million followers.

United in their statement made a call for more action to be taken against the culprits and that they would exhaust all avenues in an attempt to make this happen.

Now Twitter wants to get involved and take action.

According to Sky Sports, Twitter have responded to a call for action and issued the following statement in regard to recent incidents.

They said:

“Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out and any other civil society stakeholders.”

“Interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK.”

“We have always maintained an open and healthy dialogue with our partners in this space.”

“We know we need to do more to protect our users. Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it.

“To this end, we look forward to working more closely with our partners to develop shared solutions together.”

“In the meantime, for Twitter’s part, we will continue to proactively monitor the conversation, and take aggressive enforcement action when content violates our Rules.”

Cybersecurity expert Eerke Boiten added to Sky’s report that the information needed to track accounts is available to Twitter and such companies.

He said:

“Twitter and the other social media companies do have information about the email addresses of those abusers, and the IP addresses of their computers where the abuse came from.”

There has been a recent spate of racially motivated attacks against football players. As we brought you on, Ronaldo.com, last week saw Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham received similar messages to Pogba.