Fifa to tackle online abuse aimed at players during Qatar World Cup

System will stop players seeing offensive messagesGianni Infantino calls online abuse ‘a form of discrimination’Football chiefs are to use technology to detect and block online abuse aimed at players during the World Cup finals in Qatar and beyond.Fifa, the game’s world governing body, and FifPro, the global players’ union, published an independent report on Saturday to coincide with the United Nations International Day for Countering Hate Speech in which rising levels of discriminatory posts on social media surrounding international fixtures are highlighted.

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