Idris Elba Suggests Verifying All Social Media Accounts To Put Racists To A Check

by Duke Magazine

British actor, Idris Elba has given a piece of advice to social media companies for the need to start verifying all users to put racial attacks to check on all social media platforms. 

Elba believes people are more audacious when using social media compared to the physical gut they have. However, some persons go as far as opening a fake account to elicit their vile reactions to other people. 

The suggestion comes after racial slurs that Black England football players were subjected to because of penalty kick miss at Euro 2020 finals against Italy. 

Idris Elba believes that everyone deserves to have that coveted blue check and shared his thoughts on social media pushing for universal verification.

“People in the public eye get verified on social media,” he wrote in a statement shared by The Shade Room, “the process of verification requires them to prove their IDENTITY, so everyone knows WHO is speaking.” He then went on to write, in all caps, “SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES SHOULD MAKE THIS MANDATORY FOR ALL USERS.” He continued on and said that allowing private accounts to merely exist on social media is like “boarding a plane and not having to show I.D.”

“If cowards are being supported by a veil of privacy and secrecy, then social media is not a safe place. It’s an airplane that allows travelers to wear balaclavas.” He concluded that if these “cowards” wish to spew racism or hate online, that they should “say it with [their] name” and not with their username.

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