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INSTAGRAM'S REPONSE TO RACISM ON ITS PLATFORM

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The social media giant has admitted that its technology had previously failed to root out racially abusive comments

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Saka, all Black players, were amongst the five called upon to take a penalty following extra time. After each missed, and England lost, the players were subjected to a tirade of racist abuse.

“To the social media platforms @instagram @twitter @facebook I don’t want any child or adult to have to receive the hateful and hurtful messages that me Marcus and Jadon have received this week,” Saka wrote in his statement. “I knew instantly the kind of hate that I was about to receive and that is a sad reality that your powerful platforms are not doing enough to stop these messages.