UEFA confirms police investigations into offensive content on networks during Women's EURO 2022 |  Tweet

The UEFAthe European soccer regulatory body, said Wednesday through an official statement that the British police have seven investigations opened for complaints about offensive content on social media during Women’s Euro 2022 held in England.

The body has already pronounced on multiple occasions its commitment to persecute and denounce when things like sexism, racism or homophobia during their competitions.

For its part, the Continental Federation has been chasing this type of hateful messages on social networks since the beginning of the competition and then sharing their data with the responsible police, in this case the English.

At the end of the event it was detected that more than half of the posts that were classified as offensive were later classified as hate speech.

During the final between England and GermanyUEFA found a total of 189 offensive posts119 of which “met the conditions to be reported directly to the platforms to be eliminated”.

The 51% of the total content was classified as hate speech, 45% sexist and 2% racist or homophobic. 58% of this content was aimed at both teams, while 19% appealed to the competition organization of the event. 12% was about officiating and 10% focused on individual players.

As for the concrete actions carried out by UEFAconfirmed that a 60% of this content has already been removed from social media.

Actions on online abuse will continue after the final whistle at Wembley. UEFA will use last month’s methods for all its final tournaments, including youth, women’s and men’s sport.

(With information from EuropaPress)


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