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Social media companies step up hate speech take-downs in EU

Thursday 1 June 2017 | 12:22 CET | News
Social media companies have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech on their platforms, according to the latest EU evaluation of the voluntary code of conduct agreed with the sector. The evaluation conducted by NGOs and public bodies in 24 EU countries found that amount of notifications received from users that were reviewed by the social networks within 24 hours improved to 51 percent over the past six months, compared to 40 percent at the last evaluation published in December 2016. The evaluation also found that the sites took down 59 percent of content signaled by

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