Trend in Removal Rates on Twitter 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 Twitter, based on data collected by the International Network Against Cyber Hate. The report found that, in 2017, Twitter's monthly removal rate has a high variation, and recorded a maximum level in February (90%) and a minimum in November (around 10%). Overall, Twitter’s removal rate shows a steep downward trend in 2017.