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ofcom.org.uk

Founded Year

2003

Stage

Grant | Alive

Total Raised

$920K

Last Raised

$920K | 4 yrs ago

About Ofcom

Ofcom (Office of Communications) is a provider of communications regulator services to the UK.

Ofcom Headquarter Location

Riverside House, 2A Southwark Bridge Road

London, England, SE1 9HA,

United Kingdom

0300 123 3333

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Report: 68% of Premier League players abused on Twitter

Aug 3, 2022

11:37 AM MYT A file photo of West Ham’s Jesse Lingard kicking the ball during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Everton at London stadium in London, England, on May 9, 2021. Research revealed that 418 of the 618 EPL players analysed received at least one abusive tweet, with 8% of the abuse aimed at a protected characteristic, such as their race or gender. — AP LONDON: Some 68% of Premier League footballers were subjected to abuse on Twitter in the first half of last season, according to a report published by British media regulator Ofcom on Aug 2. Working with the Alan Turing Institute – the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence – Ofcom found that almost 60,000 of more than 2.3 million tweets sent to footballers in England’s top flight players during the first five months of the 2021/22 campaign were abusive. Research revealed that 418 of the 618 players analysed received at least one abusive tweet, with 8% of the abuse aimed at a protected characteristic, such as their race or gender. Around half of the abusive messages were targeted at 12 specific players, who received on average 15 abusive tweets every day. Twitter was chosen due to its popularity with players, and because it makes data available for research but the study does not take into account the safeguards that are in place. Ofcom is preparing to regulate technology companies under new Online Safety laws, which will introduce rules for sites, apps, search engines and messaging platforms aimed at protecting users. “These findings shed light on a dark side to the beautiful game,” Ofcom group director for broadcasting and online content Kevin Bakhurst said. “Online abuse has no place in sport, nor in wider society, and tackling it requires a team effort. “Social media firms needn’t wait for new laws to make their sites and apps safer for users. When we become the regulator for online safety, tech companies will have to be really open about the steps they’re taking to protect users. We will expect them to design their services with safety in mind.” Twitter said it also removed more than 38,000 abusive tweets, with a spokesperson telling Britain’s PA news agency they were “committed” to combatting abuse and did not tolerate harassment on grounds of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. At an Ofcom event at the National Football Museum in Manchester on Aug 2, Manchester United women’s player Aoife Mannion said using social media was a “deal with the devil” for female footballers. “It does allow players to connect with fans and supporters, particularly for women’s football because it isn’t as well established,” she said. “It is a deal with the devil. We do need it because we need the exposure and visibility we get from it, we don’t need the abuse.” – AFP Article type: free

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  • When was Ofcom founded?

    Ofcom was founded in 2003.

  • Where is Ofcom's headquarters?

    Ofcom's headquarters is located at Riverside House, 2A Southwark Bridge Road, London.

  • What is Ofcom's latest funding round?

    Ofcom's latest funding round is Grant.

  • How much did Ofcom raise?

    Ofcom raised a total of $920K.

  • Who are the investors of Ofcom?

    Investors of Ofcom include UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

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