Mbappe was bullied online! 2022 FIFA World Cup uses technology to fight to bully
FIFA recently disclosed that in last year's European Cup and African Cup, it has repeatedly discovered the phenomenon of cyberbullying of stars. Even the popular star Mbappe of the 2018 World Cup was so angry that he wanted to quit the French team because of these remarks. According to the results of the survey, there are many racist remarks. FIFA is worried that the 2022 World Cup, which will be launched in five months, will be full of such offensive remarks and hurt the players of the world football team, so they began to jointly implement the plan with other units. , use technology to intercept these speeches and protect the environment of the World Cup.
Major cups frequently allow players to receive discriminatory remarks, Mbappe even wants to withdraw from the national team
Before the start of the World Cup, FIFA used artificial intelligence to track the comments on social platforms during last year's European Cup and African Cup and found that more than 55% of the players had been criticized by fans on the Internet before, during and after the game. When it comes to verbal bullying, most of these fans are from the player's home country. The two most common types of cyberbullying are homophobic remarks 40% and racial discrimination 38%.
Many fans in England and Egypt, who lost in the two cup finals, participated in cyberbullying, accounting for 38% and 18% respectively.
One of England's colored players failed to score in the final PK match of the European Cup final, and the player's social media was flooded with abuse. A teenager even participated in cyberbullying with racist remarks. He was punished by law and sentenced to six months in prison.
France, which won the 2018 World Cup, lost the European Cup last year. Almost all the players on its team were scolded in the last round. Mbappe, who failed to score at a critical moment in the game, was criticized a lot, even though It was because of the skin color that he was attacked by racist remarks, which made Mbappe very angry. He believed that the French Football Association failed to stand up to protect him when he was attacked. He was very disappointed with the National Football Association and even wanted to withdraw from the French national team. However, after this fact was made public, his social media received a lot of malicious comments again.
FIFA implements protection plan for World Cup, will use technology to stop bullying
Some indications cyberbullying is very popular in football circles. Since there are about five months left before the World Cup, this trend is not optimistic, because the scale of the World Cup is bigger than the cup of a continent, and the schedule is very tight. , I am afraid it will lead to many abuse incidents. For this reason, FIFA and the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) have decided to cooperate and will jointly implement a plan to protect world football players.
Its planned approach will use artificial intelligence technology to search for known hate speech terms and identify the social media accounts that use the speech. Website trackers are hidden. Although the publishers who posted hate speech can still see their messages, the visibility of the project will be greatly reduced, and its influence will not be as good as before. In addition, FIFA will provide players with educational and psychological health counseling services before the 2022 World Cup.
FIFA said: "Our job is to protect the football, and this must start with protecting the players. The performance of the players on the pitch brings a lot of joy to everyone. But unfortunately, there are now trends that show more and more on social networks. The more malicious remarks attack players and coaches, this kind of discriminatory behavior is not welcome in football circles.”