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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12186

5 February 2019
SECTORAL POLICIES / Justice
Removal of illegal hate content online by Internet giants showing a slight increase
Brussels, 04/02/2019 (Agence Europe)

On Monday 4 February, the European Commission unveiled the results of its fourth assessment of the Code of Conduct introduced in 2016 to combat illegal hate speech online. 

On average, in 72% of cases, Internet giants responded to hate speech notifications by deleting content, compared to 70% in the previous evaluation (see EUROPE 11943) and 40% when the Code was first launched in 2016. 

Today results of the evaluation show that we did the right thing with this voluntary approach,...

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