Rate of Hate Speech Content Removal Across ICT Companies (2018)

Source: European Commission. Fourth Evaluation on the Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online (Brussels: European Commission, 2019)
Topic: Hate Speech
Reference year: 2018
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 data shows that out of the platforms participating in the Code of conduct, YouTube now has the highest rate of removal, while Twitter has the lowest. Facebook and YouTube have increased their rates of removal significantly, while Twitter's increase has been less dramatic.