Leading sports organisations launched an 81-hour social media boycott on Friday.

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On Friday, leading sports organisations launched an 81-hour social media boycott, stepping up their calls for companies like Facebook and Twitter to do more to prevent online harassment from being sent or seen.

The Premier League, English Football League, and anti-racism movement Kick It Out are among those advocating for new legislation to combat hatred and discrimination, including a requirement that social media giants show an alert if a user sends an offensive message and ask them to enter personal data if they wish to submit it. They also want social media firms to send a comprehensive report.

The boycott, which was first declared by a large number of football clubs and players, as well as the Football Association, would last from 3 p.m. on Friday until 11.59 p.m. on Monday.

Other sports organisations, such as the England and Wales Cricket Board, Premiership Rugby, and the Lawn Tennis Association, have also joined, demonstrating the importance of the social media behemoths.

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