British soccer player Marcus Rashford denounced the torrent of racist abuse on social media after he and three other players missed their penalties during the final game of Euro 2020.
Actor Idris Elba reacted to a Rashford post saying that ID verification should be “mandatory” for everyone who creates social media account.
“People in the public eye get verified on social media,” the 48-year-old began his post. “The process of verification requires them to prove their IDENTITY, so everyone knows WHO is speaking.”
“Social media companies should make this mandatory for all users,” Idris said.
“Currently, social media is like boarding a plane and not having to show ID,” he continued. “That would never happen.”
“If cowards are being supported by a veil of privacy and secrecy, then social media is not a safe space. If cowards want to spout racial rhetoric then say it with your name, not your username.”
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