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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube improve hate speech removal rates

Friday 19 January 2018 | 09:50 CET | News
Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube have significantly improved the rate of removal of hate speech appearing on their platforms, according to new EU figures cited by Reuters. In response to pressure from the European Union to increase their efforts to fight the dissemination of extremist content and hate speech, the companies signed a code of conduct in May 2016 to review most complaints within a 24-hour timeframe. The latest figures show that the companies managed to meet that target in 81 percent of cases, compared with 51 percent in May 2017.

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Companies: European Commission / Facebook / Google / Twitter / YouTube
Countries: Europe
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