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Twitter to meet Manchester United following racist abuse aimed at Paul Pogba

Credit: PA

Representatives from Manchester United and Twitter are set to meet over the next weeks to discuss online racist abused aimed at Paul Pogba, following United's fixture against Wolves on Monday August 19.

Paul Pogba Credit: PA

In a statement released by Twitter, they said:

Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out and any other civil society stakeholders interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK.

We have always maintained an open and healthy dialogue with our partners in this space, but we know we need to do more to protect our users. Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it.

To this end, we look forward to working more closely with our partners to develop shared solutions to this issue. In the meantime, for Twitter’s part, we will continue to proactively monitor the conversation, and take aggressive enforcement action when content violates our Rules.

– Twitter

Twitter say they have "permanently suspended a series of accounts and continue to proactively monitor the situation".