Social media average a 88.9 percent of reported reports that incite hatred or violence within 24 hours. This is the deadline agreed with the EU.
As a result, Internet companies such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube meet the agreed goal of combating hate speech more quickly, the European Commission announces Monday.
The responsible European Commissioner Vera Jourová (Justice and Consumer Rights) calls the percentage of reported messages a “significant increase” since the agreements were made in 2016. Then the companies removed 40 percent of the reported messages within 24 hours.
Among others, Facebook (including Instagram), Google (YouTube and Google+), Twitter and Snapchat have joined the EU Code of Conduct. The figures presented on Monday are collected in a six-week period in November and December.
Facebook treats the reported messages in 92.6 percent of the cases within 24 hours and scores the best. The social medium Google+ is on time in 60 percent of cases, while YouTube handles reports in 83.8 percent of cases within 24 hours.
According to the European Commission, 71.7 percent of the reported messages are actually deleted. A year ago that was almost equal with 70 percent.