Rate of Hate Speech Content Removal Across ICT Companies (2019)

Source: European Commission. Fifth Evaluation on the Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online (Brussels: European Commission, 2020)
Topic: Hate Speech
Reference year: 2020
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 fifth monitoring exercise shows that out of the platforms participating in the Code of conduct, Facebook has the highest rate of removal, while Twitter has the lowest. Instagram significantly decreased its removal rate, and Youtube has also registered a drop of its removal rate. Overall, the fifth 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.