Charities Against Hate, a broad coalition of charities and campaigners, condemns any type of racial abuse and any other forms of hate.
We challenge the UK government to hold people accountable for abuse online by amending the Online Safety Bill to bring in stricter controls and protocol for online hate, and social media companies to do more to make their platforms safe and equitable for everyone.
The online racial abuse towards Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka and other black footballers this week is abhorrent and unacceptable. Abuse is more prevalent online than ever before – since Sept 2019, there has been a 350% increase in abuse directed towards Manchester United Football Club players, while 81% of our charity beneficiaries told us in Sept 2020 that they had witnessed or been subject to online hate themselves. Being subjected to or viewing online abuse is distressing and deeply affecting for anyone, whoever they are, and should not be tolerated in any way.
Charities Against Hate is working to challenge hate on social media and bring about positive change. To anyone experiencing or previously having experienced online abuse, racial or any other kind, we hear you and encourage you to have your voice heard by your local MP. Action creates change and it’s only by working together that we can make a difference by challenging and calling out online hate.
How you can take action