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Social Media Boycott This Weekend

Nick Shaw
10:20pm, Thu 29th Apr 2021
Fans are reminded that Woking Football Club will be stopping all activity on our social media accounts on Friday from 3pm, as part of a football-wide boycott of social media.

The Cards' Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter profiles will all be part of the four-day boycott of social media, in conjunction with other Vanarama National League clubs, and clubs in the Premier League, EFL and the women's football pyramid. This collective effort aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding online abuse and highlight the greater preventative measures required by social media platforms to stop online discriminatory abuse occurring.

Social media companies must do more to tackle the discriminatory abuse which happens on their platforms. Players across the game and many others connected to it from all backgrounds continue to receive sexist, racist, and other forms of discriminatory abuse. Stronger preventative and takedown measures need to be put in place, and the social media companies need to be accountable for safety on their platforms and protect users by implementing effective verification.

We stand together with clubs and leagues in English football, in the hope that we can encourage the social media platforms to go further to stop the abuse that happens on the sites which they are ultimately responsible for. From 3pm on Friday 30th April until 11.59pm on Monday 3rd May the @wokingfc Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts will be out of action.

For those who rely on these channels to keep up-to-date with the score during games, we recommend using The BBC's website this coming weekend, where you will also find commentaries for the matches.

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