By Sam Blitz For Mailonline
Published: 13:18 BST, 17 April 2021 | Updated: 13:18 BST, 17 April 2021
Several Premier League clubs are reportedly in talks with US tech firm Respondology over a deal which would see their players hidden from social media abuse.
Players, manager and even officials in England's top-flight have been subject to significant online abuse this season, including racial insults and slurs.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Premier League clubs have appealed to social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to do more to police online abuse, while British sides Birmingham City, Swansea and Rangers have done week-long social media blackouts in recent weeks in protest.
Six Premier League clubs are said to be in talks with American tech group Respondology over a comments moderation deal to protect players from abuse
Top-flight players, managers and officials have reported several cases of abuse this season
And according to The Athletic, six Premier League sides are speaking to American company Respondology about a deal which would see social media posts moderated for players.
The abusive comments would not be deleted but hidden away from players if specific phrases or words are used online.
Respondology, who help hide abuse on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube - but not Twitter - have 1,000 comment moderators working at the company to help filter users' social media feeds.
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Some of the reported six Premier League sides in negotiations with the American tech firm are in European competition, while the same report says the