Connect with us

News

More Than 600000 People Have Signed A Petition To Make Identification A Requirement For Using Social Media

In the aftermath of trolls attacking England’s Euro 2020 stars, a petition to make ID a requirement for social media accounts has received more than 650,000 signatures.

It was started by model Katie Price and is backed by other celebrities such as Love Island host Laura Whitmore. It asks for personal accounts on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to be connected to a verified form of identification.

According to the petition, this would prevent “anonymized harmful conduct, giving traceability if an incident happens.”

After missing penalties in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka were racially harassed on social media.

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, then arranged a meeting with social media companies yesterday, asking that they ‘raise their game’ in response to the abuse faced by the Three Lions players.

In the aftermath of trolls targeting England’s Euro 2020 stars, a petition to make ID a requirement for social media accounts has garnered more than 650,000 signatures. England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka (pictured) were racially harassed on social media after missing penalties during the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.

‘We don’t want you,’ England captain Harry Kane said this week, echoing manager Gareth Southgate’s statement.

He also called out those behind the posts, stating they were ‘not England fans,’ in a harsh remark.

‘Three lads who were magnificent all summer had the courage to go up and take a pen when the stakes were high,’ the striker wrote on Twitter.

‘They deserve support and backing, not the awful racist vitriol they’ve been subjected to since last night,’ says one supporter.

If you attack somebody on social media, you’re not an England supporter, and we don’t want you.’ That comes after England manager Gareth Southgate slammed racist abuse directed at his players as “unforgivable.”

After the sad defeat at Wembley last night, he lambasted ignorant social media morons who inundated Saka, Rashford, and Sancho with horrible slurs.

After the defeat, Prince William and the Prime Minister branded the insults as disgusting and sickening, England’s manager retaliated.

‘I am disgusted by the racist insults directed at England players following last night’s match,’ Southgate stated.

It is completely intolerable that athletes have had to put up with such heinous behavior.

I’m going to have to quit right now, and everyone responsible should be held accountable.

‘It’s unforgivable that some of them have been abused.’

I know a lot of it came from outside the country, and those who track these things have been able to explain it, but not all of it.

‘It’s just not what we stand for,’ Whitmore, 36, tweeted to her 1.4 million Instagram followers, sharing a link and saying, ‘The reality that anyone can say anything online without any accountability has never been right.’

‘We all have platforms, no matter how many followers or who you are, use it to make the world a little bit better,’ Price, 43, said after her son Harvey was subjected to internet harassment.

Harvey, who has septo-optic dysplasia, Prader-Willi syndrome, autism, and a learning impairment, was born with septo-optic dysplasia, Prader-Willi syndrome, autism, and a learning disability.

Price claims that the Government’s Internet Safety Bill ‘doesn’t go far enough in making online abuse a specific criminal offence,’ according to the petition.

The Bill will impose a new legal duty of care on online corporations to safeguard their UK users from damage, particularly those who are subjected to abusive comments, threats, or harassment online.

On May 5, the government responded to the petition by saying that legislation would be introduced to “combat anonymous destructive behaviour.”

‘User ID verification for social media could disproportionately damage vulnerable users and interfere with freedom of expression,’ it added. On Monday, Girls Aloud actress Nicola Roberts slammed the Bill, saying it fails to prevent abusive web users from re-entering platforms after being banned.

Mr Johnson used the meeting with social media behemoths to “reiterate the urgent need for action” following the horrific trolling, according to the PM’s spokesperson.

Racists who targeted Three Lions talents Rashford, Sancho, and adolescent Saka online had emerged from “the darkest reaches of the Internet,” Mr Johnson told Cabinet earlier.

Ministers are pleading with social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to assist them in tracking down the perpetrators so they can’make an example’ of them.

‘We want social media corporations to do everything they can to identify these people,’ said a spokesperson for the prime minister. Representatives from Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Snapchat, Microsoft, and Amazon Kids UK are thought to have attended the meeting, which was presumably scheduled before the row arose.

The trio were singled out after missing penalty kicks in England’s Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.

Following a surge of hateful tweets intended towards England stars, Twitter says it has since blocked over 1,000 posts.

The online attacks were also condemned as “abhorrent” by Facebook, which owns Instagram, which said its team was trying to remove the comments.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson convened a showdown with social media companies yesterday, demanding that they ‘raise their game’ in response to the harassment of Three Lions players. England ace Tyrone Mings criticizes Priti Patel after she condemns insults on Three Lions players.

The Three Lions midfielder said the Tory minister had ‘no right’ to criticize online abuse directed at teammates Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka.

After missing penalties in yesterday night’s heartbreaking Euro 2020 final loss to Italy, the trio received a flood of hateful comments from racial online trolls.

Ms Patel today condemned the abuse of England’s celebrities as ‘disgusting,’ joining a nationwide condemnation of those responsible for the insults.

Nevertheless, in response to the Tweet, the England defender said: ‘You don’t get to stoke the fire at the start of the tournament by labeling our anti-racism message as ‘Gesture Politics,’ then pretend to be outraged when the same thing we’re campaigning against occurs.’ The Home Secretary had previously stated that she ‘did not condone’ anyone indulging in ‘that form of gesture politics.’

She also stated that whether or not fans booed the gesture during England’s Euro 2020 campaign was up to the fans.

Nonetheless, the government is pressuring social media companies to provide authorities with information on abusive users in a’more rapid manner.’

‘We want people who are tweeting this abuse to face real-life consequences,’ a source told the New York Times.

‘We need to figure out who these people are and hold them accountable.’

‘We don’t want you,’ England captain Harry Kane said earlier this week, adding that the players, who were clearly distressed after missing penalties in the shootout loss to Italy, ‘deserve support and backing.’

He also called out those behind the posts, stating they were ‘not England fans,’ in a harsh remark.

Meanwhile, teammate Tyrone Mings unleashed an extraordinary attack on Priti Patel, accusing her of’stoking the fire’ of racism by labeling the team’s kneeling as ‘gesture politics.’

According to the defense, the Conservative minister had ‘no right’ to criticise the online vitriol directed towards Rashford, Sancho, and Saka.

Ms Patel called the trolling ‘disgusting,’ joining a nationwide condemnation of those responsible for the tweets.

Nevertheless, in response to the Tweet, the England defender said: ‘You don’t get to stoke the fire at the start of the tournament by labeling our anti-racism message as ‘Gesture Politics,’ then pretend to be outraged when the same thing we’re campaigning against occurs.’ The Home Secretary had previously stated that she ‘did not condone’ anyone indulging in ‘that form of gesture politics.’

She also stated that whether or not fans booed the gesture during England’s Euro 2020 campaign was up to the fans.

The petition has been sent to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport for response.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Must See

More in News