Rate of Posts’ Removals by Social Media Platforms Across European Union Countries

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 shows the percent of reviewed posts which social media platforms removed in each of four monitoring periods, by European Union member state. The results are based on data reported by social media platforms participating in the European Commission's Code of conduct. Removal rates ranged from as high as 100% to as low as 0%. European Union refes to EU28. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.