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Just because the Courier won’t be posting on Twitter or Facebook about FC Halifax Town over the Bank Holiday weekend doesn’t mean you can’t keep up-to-date with how The Shaymen are getting on.
We’ll still be bringing you the usual comprehensive coverage of Town on the Courier website on their games against Stockport County and Yeovil Town as Pete Wild’s men aim for a second successive play-off finish.
Our FC Halifax Town writer Tom Scargill will have a live blog covering both games from the grounds as they happen at https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/sport/football/halifax-town while there will be an on-the-whistle match report and post-match reaction from Town boss Pete Wild on the Courier website after the games.
The Halifax Courier and sister JPIMedia titles across West Yorkshire began a Call It Out campaign last July and asked readers to help play their part in making social media platforms into a better place for us all by reporting abusive online behaviour that they witness.
We know there are lots of positives about social media, from connecting with old friends and finding new communities to sharing your experiences and seeing the world through the eyes of others. But we know it can also attract people who choose to hurl abuse and make personal attacks when they disagree with someone’s views, post hateful comments or target individual users.
Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all have rules about the content that can be posted and mechanisms for reporting material that breaks those rules, as well as users who harass others online. Our campaign urges anyone who sees abusive comments to report them.
There are also a number of criminal offences linked to abusive behaviour on social media that could warrant the attention of police.
Among them is hate crime – any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity or perceived disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. It includes inciting hatred by words, images or videos.
We are proud to be supporting FC Halifax Town and the wider football community in the social media boycott between Friday, April 30 at 3pm until Monday, May 3 at 11.59pm in order to send a message that abuse of any kind on social media is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.