De Europese Commissie maakte op 2016-05-31 samen met Facebook, Twitter, YouTube en Microsoft een gedragscode bekend om de verspreiding van illegale haatuitingen op internet in Europa tegen te gaan.
“By signing this code of conduct, the IT companies commit to continuing their efforts to tackle illegal hate speech online. This will include the continued development of internal procedures and staff training to guarantee that they review the majority of valid notifications for removal of illegal hate speech in less than 24 hours and remove or disable access to such content, if necessary.
The IT companies will also endeavour to strengthen their ongoing partnerships with civil society organisations who will help flag content that promotes incitement to violence and hateful conduct.
The IT companies and the European Commission also aim to continue their work in identifying and promoting independent counter-narratives, new ideas and initiatives, and supporting educational programs that encourage critical thinking.
The IT Companies also underline that the present code of conduct is aimed at guiding their own activities as well as sharing best practices with other internet companies, platforms and social media operators.”
Lees hier meer over wat de gedragscode (pdf van 105 kB) precies inhoudt, en over de bijhorende omkadering & achtergronden: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-1937_en.htm
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