Why We’re Boycotting Social Media This Weekend

English football, alongside other sports, organizations and individuals, are switching off their social media accounts from mid-afternoon today until 11.59 p.m. on Monday, May 3. Riders including William Fox-Pitt, Laura Collett, Alexander Tordoff and Eliza Stoddart have come out in support of the movement, which calls for greater accountability from social media companies to tackle hate, racism and discrimination on their platforms.

From British Equestrian:

“Equestrianism will not tolerate discrimination or abuse in any form, and we call on social media providers to make their users fully accountable for their actions and eradicate online abuse from their platforms.”

From 15:00 BST today, we will stop posting on our social media channels and we will remain silent for the duration of…

Posted by Premier League on Friday, April 30, 2021

Fox-Pitt Eventing will be uniting with the football community and other sports for a social media boycott from 15.00 on…

Posted by Fox-Pitt Eventing on Friday, April 30, 2021

#SocialMediaBlackOut #stoptheabuse

Posted by Laura Collett Eventing on Friday, April 30, 2021

Starting at 15:00 today, we are uniting with the football community and many other sports for a social media boycott, in support of bringing an end to online abuse and hate.

The boycott will last until 23:59 on Monday 3 May.

Full story here: https://bit.ly/3u68qbX


Posted by British Equestrian on Friday, April 30, 2021

Eventing Nation stands with this movement and will boycott social media through Monday in solidarity. We urge our readers to challenge and report any instances of abuse, discrimination, intolerance and racism they encounter online. #StopOnlineAbuse #NoRoomForRacism #EnoughIsEnough