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Tech chiefs called in to No 10 over racist posts to England players

Boris Johnson to demand that tech firms do more to tackle online abuseBoris Johnson has summoned tech companies to Downing Street to order them to do more to tackle online abuse, amid mounting criticism of the government after black England players wer…

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NBA players are making a fortune from NFTs. UFC fighters may not be so lucky

The lack of a union at the elite level of mixed martial arts means fighters will very likely miss out on a digital gold rushIn the last year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – effectively one-of-a-kind digital collectibles – have boomed in areas as varied a…

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NBA players are making a fortune from NFTs. UFC fighters may not be so lucky

The lack of a union at the elite level of mixed martial arts means fighters will very likely miss out on a digital gold rushIn the last year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – effectively one-of-a-kind digital collectibles – have boomed in areas as varied a…

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NBA players are making a fortune from NFTs. UFC fighters may not be so lucky

The lack of a union at the elite level of mixed martial arts means fighters will very likely miss out on a digital gold rushIn the last year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – effectively one-of-a-kind digital collectibles – have boomed in areas as varied a…

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Solution to online abuse lies with social media firms – and it’s not rocket science | Sean Ingle

Four-day sporting boycott has reinforced the need for Twitter, Facebook and others to kick trolls off their platforms – nowAs we enter the final hours of sport’s four-day online boycott, in protest at the social media giants’ pernicious failure to tack…

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Solution to online abuse lies with social media firms – and it’s not rocket science | Sean Ingle

Four-day sporting boycott has reinforced the need for Twitter, Facebook and others to kick trolls off their platforms – nowAs we enter the final hours of sport’s four-day online boycott, in protest at the social media giants’ pernicious failure to tack…

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The horrific abuse of sports stars exposes social media’s mob rule | Simon Jenkins

Sonja McLaughlan is just the latest innocent victim. Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop the hateAfter covering last Saturday’s Wales-England rugby match, the BBC’s reporter Sonja McLaughlan found herself sitting in her car in t…

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Instagram vows to shut accounts after racist abuse of footballers

Social media giant announces crackdownSeries of footballers sent racist messages recentlyInstagram has announced measures to tackle online abuse in the wake of the latest spate of racist attacks on footballers. The Manchester United players Anthony Mar…

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Ministers promise crackdown on online racism against black footballers

Marcus Rashford describes racist abuse as ‘humanity and social media at its worst’Ministers have vowed to crack down on online racism levelled at footballers as Manchester police confirmed they were launching an investigation into the racial abuse a nu…

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UK TV streaming subscribers can no longer access live sport when in EU

Sky, Amazon, Netflix and BT Sport lose right to let UK viewers automatically watch all content after Brexit transitionUK customers of TV streaming services can no longer watch live sport, including Premier League football, when visiting the rest of Eur…

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Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei citing fears over treatment of Uighurs

‘Strong suspicions’ it is contributing to repression, he says Barcelona and France forward was global brand ambassadorThe France and Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann ended his affiliation with Huawei on Thursday, saying there are “strong suspicions”…

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Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei citing fears over treatment of Uighurs

‘Strong suspicions’ it is contributing to repression, he says Barcelona and France forward was global brand ambassadorThe France and Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann ended his affiliation with Huawei on Thursday, saying there are “strong suspicions”…

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Floyd Mayweather to fight YouTuber Logan Paul in February boxing match

Pair stand to make millions of dollars from boutMayweather is unbeaten in 50 professional fightsFloyd Mayweather will return to the ring in February to fight YouTube personality Logan Paul.The 43-year-old Mayweather announced the fight, which will take…

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Floyd Mayweather to fight YouTuber Logan Paul in February boxing match

Pair stand to make millions of dollars from boutMayweather is unbeaten in 50 professional fightsFloyd Mayweather will return to the ring in February to fight YouTube personality Logan Paul.The 43-year-old Mayweather announced the fight, which will take…

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Manchester United hit by ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack but say fan data is safe

Club ‘shut down affected systems’ in response to hackingUnited ‘not currently aware of any breach of personal data’Manchester United have been hit by a cyber attack on their systems but say they are not “currently aware of any breach of personal data a…

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Twitter removes campaign video of Trump scoring touchdown against Covid-19

Video comes after president leaves hospital following treatmentTrump shown as member of 49ers … who went on to lose the gameDonald Trump’s election campaign may claim the president has beaten Covid-19, but it fell foul of the NFL’s copyright rules on…

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Covid-19 livestreams prove athletes are not automatic role models

We’ve seen plenty of unfiltered opinions on livestreams since the pandemic shut down sports. And they have proved stars are as flawed as the rest of usLast month, NBA superstar Stephen Curry hosted a coronavirus Q&A with infectious diseases expert …

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Sir Stirling Moss obituary

British motor racing ace who, although he never won the world championship, inspired devotion in followers of the sportHe was content to be known, he often said, as the man who never won the world championship: a way of distinguishing him from those of…

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NHL condemns ‘vile’ racist outburst towards black player on Zoom chat

Hacker posted n-word hundreds of times during online chatK’Andre Miller was making appearance to talk to Rangers fansA hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times during a Zoom fan chat on Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect.The NHL team sc…

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Spring-heeled: concept that could see Usain Bolt rocket to 50mph

Prototype of revolutionary running device being worked on by scientists at US universityA wearable spring-based contraption that attaches to the legs has the potential to boost human running speeds by 50%, according to researchers who hope to build the…