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3 British soccer teams boycott social media over racism

LONDON (AP) — Three British soccer clubs have announced week-long boycotts of social media over the racist abuse sent on the platforms. Swansea, which plays in England’s second-tier League Championship, was the first of the clubs to say it won’t post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat. They were followed by Birmingham City and Scottish champion Rangers. Swansea has written to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook counterpart Mark Zuckerberg to ask for more stringent policing and punishments for those posting racist messages.

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