England soccer player Karen Carney has received Instagram threats sparking concern, anger and calls for much stronger action on online abuse.
The boycott, set to begin on Friday, is the most direct effort yet by a sport to pressure social media companies like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to take action against abuse.
Soccer campaign against racism and other online abuse.
A western Sydney junior soccer volunteer has faced court over almost 200 charges relating to the alleged sexual abuse of young children that he filmed and shared in a global online network.
Soccer leagues want Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be more active in stopping online abuse.
For more than two years, soccer officials pushed the social network to limit the invective.
Three Black English soccer players are facing an onslaught of racist abuse on social media after missing their penalty kicks during the Euro 2020 finals against Italy.
Racist abuse targets 3 English players who missed penalties in Euro soccer final.
England's FA condemned racist abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after shootout misses in the loss to Italy at Euro 2020.
Facebook and Twitter are facing criticism for being too slow to take down a flood of racial abuse directed at England soccer players, following the team's loss in the European Championships final.