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Six Premier League clubs 'in discussion with American tech group Respondology' over deal which would see top-flight players and staff protected against social media abuse... with the Premier League and FA also interested in the service  Premier League players and staff have reported several cases of online abuse  Six clubs are in talks with American group Respondology, according to reports Respondology have a comments moderation system that hide abusive posts The Premier League and FA have also reportedly shown an interest in the service 

By Sam Blitz For Mailonline

Published: 13:18 BST, 17 April 2021 | Updated: 13:18 BST, 17 April 2021

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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. 

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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

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

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. 

Respondology have a comments moderation service which sees abusive comments hidden

Respondology have a comments moderation service which sees abusive comments hidden

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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

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