The former Blues gunner Thierry Henry announced on Friday March 26 that he was going to withdraw from social networks. Faced with the surge of hatred and intimidation that reigns on these platforms, he no longer wishes to be present on these networks until they are regulated.
However, it is via the social networks Twitter and Instagram that Thierry Henry expressed himself: “Hey guys, starting tomorrow morning I’m going to be retiring from social media. ” Despite his 2.3 million followers on Twitter and 2.7 million on Instagram, the 1998 World Champion and 2000 European Champion has decided to deactivate all of his accounts until further notice: “As long as the people in charge of these networks don’t put in place measures to regulate their platform with the same ferocity as they do to protect copyrights. “
Thierry Henry justified his choice concerning the fact that too many people hide behind anonymous accounts in order to be able to criticize or intimidate in all discretion: “The sheer volume of racism, intimidation and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore. It’s far too easy to create an account, use it to intimidate and harass harmlessly, and remain anonymous. Until this changes, I will deactivate my accounts on all social platforms. Hope this will happen soon. “
A closure of accounts which will be implemented on March 27 in the morning and which could perhaps snowball with other personalities but above all make the managers of these social networks react.