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SafeNet Factsheets N° 5


European partners are implementing a 24 month project SafeNet: Monitoring and Reporting for Safer Online Environments.

Joining 21 partners and coordinated by INACH (International Network against Cyber Hate), the project focuses on continuous monitoring and reporting hate speech content to the IT companies and responsible authorities and awareness raising by regular advocacy towards the social media companies, providing consolidated and interpreted data to national authorities as well as running national bi-monthly information campaigns involving different stakeholders, including IT companies, public authorities, civil society organisations and media.

Problems with reporting as a regular user persist in most countries. The SafeNet partners continue to report that trusted flagger status has to be revoked in order for hateful comments to be addressed/removed. Some partners report positive experiences with TikTok. There was a surge in anti-Muslim and antisemitic content, often not addressed/removed by the platforms. Generally, the number of reports not addressed at all and not removed is on the increase. The issue of the limited visibility approach makes no sense; the content is still available/visible, albeit from different locations

Find the Fact Sheet N°5 here.