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French soccer legend Thierry Henry quits social media over 'toxic' racism, abuse

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Smart move.

Those places are cesspools where freedom of speech is cancelled on a whim and the woke police spew intolerance and hate at anybody who isn't in line with their extreme left idealogy.

Cancel facebook.

Cancel Twitter.

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While I regard racist abuse as sick garbage, is high-profile black stars like Henry quitting social media the best way to deal with it?

Wouldn’t this be a victory for the racists?

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One thing is missing in this article. He also mentioned that it is interesting how social networks are super fast to respond to copyright claims while it takes forever to respond to racism, hate speech etc. and he is 100% correct.

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Those places are cesspools where freedom of speech is cancelled on a whim and the woke police spew intolerance and hate at anybody who isn't in line with their extreme left idealogy.

The exact opposite of what is happening, as you well know.

Wouldn’t this be a victory for the racists?

If the owners of the platforms aren't serious about regulating themselves, what other choice does he have? Would you put up with it, all day every day?

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If I were famous,I wouldn't bother with social media.There are too many negative people who will find fault in you for any reason.And being of color is doubly worse.Don't need that hate.And sure don't need to read about it either.

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Good. He should start a podcast. Much better format.

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"It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harass without consequence and still remain anonymous,"

I agree with him. There are no consequences, or they are extremely minor (such as eventually getting frozen or locked out or banned from the platforms.) There are many cowardly people who would refrain from vile and discriminatory behavior if their true identities were required to be on the platform.

I appreciate Japan Today allowing many of us to use aliases, but most commenters here keep a general level of decorum. Let's keep it that way.

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Sad. Very sad. What have we become?Spewing hate, misery, bitterness on a platform and then hide behind anonymity.

When enough influential and not so influential people leave these sites, then there may be consequences, but the damage has been done

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Good start. I think moderated comments are necessary and flags of inappropriate posts by other users.

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Those places are cesspools where freedom of speech is cancelled on a whim

It's amazing how many far-righties post about Freedom of Speech, while not explaining how there is an infringement upon it when no one has been arrested or sued for their language.

Unfortunately, the majority of the right are not only too stupid to form their own opinions, they're too stupid to fact-check the rhetoric they go then go on to repeat (unchecked).

The overall intelligence level of the right is probably only about 2/3 of the left unfortunately.

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