Arsenal set up task force to battle online abuse as Thierry Henry quits social media until tech firms do something about abuses on their platforms
|Thierry Henry quits social media until tech firms do something about incessant trolls and abuses on their respective platforms. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Following Arsenal legend’s exit from all social media platforms on the ground of abuse and lack of actions from tech companies, Arsenal have created a new taskforce to help support their players as part of an initiative to tackle online hate.
Their new task-force comprises a cross-departmental group which aims to provide advice on specific issues including their social channels, wider media and legal issues.
Thierry Henry announced his exit over the weekend and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta also confirmed he and his family suffered abuse from social media trolls in the wake of Arsenal’s loss to Olympiakos in the Europa League.