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STV joins social media boycott to combat online abuse

No sports content will be published on our social channels between 3pm on Friday and 11.59pm on Monday.

STV joins social media boycott to combat online abuse SNS Group

STV is supporting the boycott of social media by the sporting community this weekend.

No sports content will be published to our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels between 3pm on Friday, April 30 and 11.59pm on Monday, May 3.

The campaign urges social media companies to do more to tackle online discrimination and abuse.

Organisations including the Scottish FA, Scottish Professional Football League, Scottish Women’s Football, PFA Scotland and Scottish Rugby are supporting the boycott.

Various other broadcasters, media outlets and companies with links to sport are also taking part.

STV said: “STV supports the social media boycott by the wider sporting community this weekend to combat online abuse and racial discrimination, and we are united with them in the urgent need for positive change to prevent this abuse from appearing on social platforms.

“No posts will be made on the STV Sport social channels from 3pm on Friday, April 30 until 11.59pm on Monday, May 3.

“In addition, no sports stories will be posted on the STV News social channels during this time.”