Team Ireland athletes have collectively taken a stand against online hate speech this week as the Olympic Federation of Ireland launched their new campaign ‘Don’t Scroll By’.
The campaign is an initiative of the Olympic Federation of Ireland’s Athletes’ Commission and has been launched with the support of Indeed, an official partner of the Irish Olympic team.
It calls on the public and sporting stakeholders nationwide to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to online abuse, discrimination, and hate speech, and to #DeleteBanReport any of this type of commentary they witness online.
‘Don’t Scroll By’ is a clear and strong statement by Team Ireland who says that there is no place for online abuse, discriminatory comments, or hate speech on social media channels in Irish sport.
They are calling on the Irish public and sporting stakeholders nationwide to join together as one to actively oppose hate speech and online abuse, and to react purposefully whenever they see it.
The campaign was launched on Tuesday with a new video, see below.