The EU has found that social networks are in no
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The EU has found that social networks are in no hurry to remove posts containing hate speech

In 2022, the largest social networks reportedly removed less hateful content than a year earlier Associated Press with reference to a report submitted by the authorities of the region. Twitter showed the weakest results, while TikTok and YouTube showed the best – they managed to beat last year’s results, but in different categories.

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According to the report, for which data was collected over a six-week period last spring, the Twitter team resolved just over half of submitted hate speech within 24 hours, up from 82% in 2021. For comparison, in the same 24 hours, Facebook moderators* handles 64% of traffic, Instagram* – 56.9%, YouTube – 83.3% and TikTok – 92%. In this ranking, only the Chinese short video service was able to improve on the previous year’s result.

The number of hate posts actually deleted by Twitter moderators fell from 49.8% to 45.4% over the year. At TikTok, this indicator fell by a quarter over the course of the year and stood at 60%; Facebook* and Instagram* showed a slight decrease; and only YouTube increased the number, which ended up being 90%.

Meanwhile, European officials are most concerned about Twitter — this week the social network fired its last two employees in Brussels and closed its local office.

* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25. 2002 “On Countering Extremist Activities”.

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