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EU review says websites need to take down hate speech faster

Tuesday 6 December 2016 | 16:35 CET | News
Leading websites such as Facebook and YouTube are not doing enough to remove illegal hate speech, according to the European Commission's first assessment of the code of conduct agreed with the industry. The code was agreed with Facebook, Google (YouTube), Twitter and Microsoft at the end of May, laying out how they would work to ensure the swift removal of hate speech from their internet properties used by millions around the EU. Initial results show that 28 percent of all notifications of alleged illegal online hate speech lead to the removal of the flagged content. However, only 40 percent

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Categories: Internet
Companies: European Commission / Facebook / Google / Microsoft / Twitter / YouTube
Countries: Europe
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