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Henry closes his social media accounts fed up with “racism, intimidation, and mental torture”


“It’s too easy to create one and use it to anonymously intimidate and harass without consequence,” he said.

Thierry Henry, during his time at Mnaco.
EMMANUEL FOUDROT REUTERS

Thierry Henry, the top scorer in the history of the French team and world champion in 1998, announced that he will no longer participate in social networks as long as the platforms do not react against “racism”, “intimidation” and “the mental torture that entails “.

“The considerable volume of racism, intimidation and mental torture that it entails is too toxic to be ignored,” he said in an English message sent on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to his 14.8 million followers.

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Former Arsenal and FC Barcelona striker (43 years old), who has just left his duties as CF coach for family reasons Montreal, appealed to “responsibility” and asked “those in charge to regulate their platforms with the same vigor and vehemence that they show when copyright is violated.”

“It’s too easy to create an account and use it to anonymously intimidate and harass without consequence,” he said. “As long as this does not change, deactivate my accounts on all social platforms. I hope the change will take place soon.”

Like other high-tech giants, Twitter is increasingly criticized for facilitating unfounded rumors against other users, usually from anonymous accounts, in often racist or misgivial posts. Twitter said in a statement published last week that “there is no place for racist abuses” on its platform and that it works to suppress abuses against footballers.

Thierry Henry’s decision to deactivate his accounts on social networks comes a few days after the one adopted in the same sense by the American Chrissy Teigen, top-model and cookbook author, of leaving Twitter after being insulted.

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