Four more cos. express intent to join code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online in 2018
Author: European Commission, Published on: 27 November 2018
"Countering illegal hate speech online #NoPlace4Hate", 18 Oct 2018
To prevent and counter the spread of illegal hate speech online, in May 2016, the Commission agreed with Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube a “Code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online” to help users notifying illegal hate speech in this social platforms, improve the support to civil society as well as the coordination with national authorities. The four platforms agreed to assess the majority of users’ notifications of in 24h also respecting EU and national legislation on hate speech and committed to remove, if necessary, those messages assessed illegal. The four Companies also agreed to further work on improving the feedback to users and being more transparent towards the general society. In the course of 2018, Instagram, Google+, Snapchat and Dailymotion announced the intention to join the Code of conduct.