Trend in Removal Rates on Facebook Based on the Moving Averages of Percentage of Removed Cases (2017)

Source: Berecz, Tamás and Charlotte Devinat. The State of Cyber Hate (Brussels: International Network Against Cyber Hate, 2018)
Topic: Hate Speech
Reference year: 2017
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Data collection
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The chart presents the share of the reported content which was removed by Facebook, based on data collected by the International Network Against Cyber Hate. The report found that, in 2017, Facebook's monthly removal rate varied widely, reaching a maximum level in August (80%) and a minimum in May (around 40%). Overall, Facebook's removal rate trended slightly upward in 2017.