Countering illegal hate speech online: 6th evaluation of the Code of Conduct

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Series Details Number 6
Publication Date 07/10/2021
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The sixth evaluation on the Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online shows that while the average of notifications reviewed within 24 hours remains high (81%), it has decreased compared to 2020 (90.4%). At 62.5% the average removal rate was also lower than in 2019 and 2020. However, broken down by IT company the progress of Instagram (66.2% removals in 2021, 42% in 2020) and Twitter (49.8% versus 35.9%) is noteworthy. TikTok was included in the evaluation for the first time and performed well (80.1% removals).

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EurActiv, 07/10/2021: Progress stalls on Commission’s online hate speech efforts
Politico, 07/10/2021: Social media companies remove less hate speech in 2021

European Commission: The EU Code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online
European Commission: Press Release, 07/10/2021: EU Code of Conduct against illegal hate speech online: results remain positive but progress slows down

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