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Instagram joins European Union fight against illegal online hate speech

Instagram joins European Union fight against illegal online hate speech Instagram joins European Union fight against illegal online hate speech
Patty Aguilar | 20 January, 2018, 09:12

"The Internet must be a safe place, free from illegal hate speech, free from xenophobic and racist content", said V?ra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. Its third monitoring survey of industry practices found that the four big IT companies committed to the commission's voluntary code of conduct removed from their platforms on average 70 per cent of the illegal hate speech notified to them, most of it within 24 hours.

In 2016, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube signed on to a European Union code of conduct, agreeing to review all reports of hate speech on their platforms within 24 hours and taking down flagged posts if necessary.

Facebook, where nearly half of the illegal content was to be found, according to the survey, announced a year ago that it would hire an additional 3,000 moderators to scour the platform for potential hateful content.

The Code of Conduct focuses on the speedy removal of illegal content, with all participating companies pledging to review the majority of content reported to them within 24 hours of it first appearing on their platforms. However, Jourová said that due to these recents stats, she's less likely to push for those sorts of legal routes.

A law providing for hefty fines for social media companies if they do not remove hate speech quickly enough went into force in Germany this year.

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"There is always more we can do tackle hate speech and we are delighted that Instagram is signing up to the Code of Conduct and will take part in the next round of testing".

"The fact that our collaborative approach on illegal hate speech brings good results does not mean I want to give a free pass to the tech giants", she told a news conference.

Jourova also said Facebook had hired 3,500 new staff to fight online hate speech on top of the 4,500 existing employees.

"Over the last two years we've consistently improved our review and action times for this type of content on YouTube, showing that our policies and processes are effective, and getting better over time", said Nicklas Lundblad, Google's vice president of public policy in EMEA.

"The results of the independent tests released by the European Commission today show that our partnership is helping us to operate more quickly, more accurately and precisely at scale", said Thomas Myrup Kristensen, Facebook's managing director of EU affairs in a statement.

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