Football World Cup 2022 FIFA and FIFPRO begin software to protect against hate speech

The Social Media Defense Service (SMPS) is meant to help gamers from all 32 World Cup participants screen and moderate hate remarks against them.

With the service, gamers ought to have access to a surveillance, reporting and small amounts service, through which the visibility of insulting contributions is to be lessened. Because of the increased advocacy of such contributions to social networks, FIFA keeps an eye on the channels of all individuals during the competition, it continues.


FIFA thus uses a service which can protect the gamers from harmful impacts of social media posts on their psychological health and well-being, said FIFA President Gianni Infantino in a message from the association. Figaro President David Alonzo stated this security was responsible in football.

The FIFA World Federation Association and the FIF PRO worldwide player union will begin software against hate speech on social networks at the World Cup in Qatar (November 20 to December 18).

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