Denouncing “racism” and “intimidation”, Thierry Henry withdraws from social networks


Thierry Henry says stop to social networks. A withdrawal announced … on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. “Hey guys, starting tomorrow morning I’m going to be retiring from social media. ” Despite his 2.3 million subscribers on Twitter and 2.7 million on Instagram, the 1998 world champion and 2000 European champion decided to deactivate all of his accounts until further notice: “As long as the people in charge of these networks do not put in place measures to regulate their platform with the same ferocity as they do to protect copyrights “.

Thierry Henry justified his choice concerning the fact that too many people hide behind anonymous accounts in order to be able to criticize or intimidate in all discretion: “The sheer volume of racism, intimidation and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore. It’s far too easy to create an account, use it to intimidate and harass harmlessly, and remain anonymous. Until this changes, I will deactivate my accounts on all social platforms. I hope it will happen soon “.

A closure of accounts that will be implemented on March 27 in the morning. It could snowball with other personalities and, above all, make the managers of these social networks react.


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