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Starting April 30, there is a possibility of less football content on social media platforms for four days. This is a result of the English football governing bodies’ decision to boycott Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram in a “symbolic gesture” to protest against online abuse and discrimination — whether racial, gender-based, or any other type — and demand that these companies do more to tackle the problem.

This has been done in a bid to fight online abuse and discrimination. It aims to emphasize the need for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to do more to prevent their websites from becoming channels of hate, often directed against footballers and others related to the game.

The Premier League, English Football League, Women’s Super League, The Football Association, Football Supporters’ Association, Professional Footballers’ Association, League Managers’ Association, Women in Football, Women’s Championship and its clubs, refereeing body Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) and anti-discrimination charity Kick it Out have committed to being part of the boycott.

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