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EU Code of Conduct against online hate speech: latest evaluation shows slowdown in progress

The European Commission released this week the results of its seventh evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online.

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This year's results unfortunately show a decrease in companies' notice-and-action results: the number of notifications reviewed by the companies within 24 hours dropped as compared to the last two monitoring exercises, from 90.4% in 2020, to 81% in 2021, and 64.4% in 2022.

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