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'I have to explain the monkey emoji to my kids'

'I have to explain the monkey emoji to my kids'

Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand tells MPs about his experience of online hate and racism.

Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand said he had to explain to his children "what the monkey emoji means" after they saw comments on his social media.

He was speaking to MPs about his experience of online hate and racism - providing evidence on proposed new laws to tackle the abuse.

A joint Committee of MPs and Peers are examining the government's Online Safety Bill.


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