FIFA launches service to protect World Cup players from online abuse

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FIFA has launched a new service to crack down on hate speech and discrimination online during the World Cup, the sport’s governing body announced. The service will protect more than 830 World Cup players from abuse on social media during the Qatar tournament. “FIFA is committed to provide the best possible conditions for players to perform to the best of their abilities,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in the Wednesday statement. “At the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we are happy to launch a service that will help to protect players from the damaging effects that social media posts can caus…

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