Written by Staff Writer, CNN
Romelu Lukaku the Belgium footballer has made headlines this week after calling for the heads of all the world’s big social media platforms to meet to discuss their role in society and football.
In a FIFA podcast, Lukaku says that social media exists to connect us and “be a facilitator of discussions,” not to create “slags and clickbait articles.”
“If you can meet — not like politicians, because politicians say they know all the answers, or people in the private sector, but tech CEOs, like Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg and some of the other football players, go away and have a meeting with football players and be educated on what social media is doing to us,” he adds.
According to the Telegraph , this isn’t the first time Lukaku has voiced his frustrations with social media.
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The 26-year-old international has complained that it’s hard to change people’s perceptions of footballers because of the “bad pictures” they post to their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
While he’s positive that technology can be a positive force in society, he adds that tech CEOs need to understand what footballers are going through.