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Henry Removes Himself From Social Media

Sent Twitter message to followers this morning...

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Thierry Henry has removed himself from social media because of racism and bullying across platforms.
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Former CF Montreal coach Thierry Henry is removing himself from social media because of racism and bullying across platforms.

The 1998 World Cup winner tweeted to his 2.3m Twitter followers earlier today declaring the problem was ‘too toxic to ignore’.

As well as stating he would not return to social media until companies “regulate their platforms with the same vigour and ferocity that they currently do when you infringe copyright.” he called for greater action.

“It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harass without consequence and still remain anonymous,” wrote the Frenchman.

“The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore.”

In this morning’s message, Henry added: “From tomorrow morning, I will be removing myself from social media until the people in power are able to regulate their platforms with the same vigour and ferocity that they currently do when you infringe copyright.

“Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms. I’m hoping this happens soon.”



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