Rate of Hate Speech Content Removal Across ICT Companies

Source: European Commission. Sixth Evaluation on the Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online (Brussels: European Commission, 2021)
Topic: Hate Speech
Reference year: 2016-2021
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Self-reporting
Link to original document: ec.europa.eu
The chart presents the distribution of hate speech content removal by the ICT companies, based on data reported by social media platforms participating in the European Commission's Code of conduct. The sixth monitoring exercise shows that out of the platforms participating in the Code of conduct, Jeuxvideo.com has the highest rate of removal, followed by TikTok and Facebook. Twitter continues to have the lowest rate of removal, Instagram significantly increased its removal rate (compared to the previous monitoring period), and Youtube's removal rate continue to decline. Overall, the sixth monitoring exercise shows that the Code of conduct continues to bring positive results when it comes to illegal hate speech removal across social medial platforms.