New code of conduct for IT companies fighting hate speech
- BIK team
In line with recent activity of the European Commission on combating hate speech and the spread of terrorist material and exploitation on communication channels, as well as protecting the freedom of speech, a new code of conduct for companies fighting hate speech was announced in May 2016.
- To review notifications regarding illegal hate speech on their services so they can remove or disable access to such content.
- To educate and raise awareness with their users about the types of content not permitted under their rules and community guidelines.
- To provide information on the procedures for submitting notices, with a view to improving the speed and effectiveness of communication between the Member State authorities and the IT Companies.
- To encourage the provision of notices and flagging of content that promotes incitement to violence and hateful conduct at scale by experts.
- To provide regular training to their staff on current societal developments and to exchange views on the potential for further improvement.
- To intensify cooperation between themselves and other platforms and social media companies to enhance best practice sharing.
- Guðný Rós, Youth panellist
At the recent Safer Internet Forum, Guðný Rós, a youth panellist from Iceland, participated in a panel on ‘Hate speech and radicalisation online'. Here she further shares her views on the topic and details how she has supported awareness raising actions in schools.
- Council of Europe
The United Nations International Day of Tolerance takes place annually on 16 November. To mark the day, in this article, we hear about the global No Hate Speech Movement, organised by the Council of Europe.
- European Coding Initiative
The European Coding Initiative, along with the European Schoolnet's Future Classroom Lab ambassadors and Learning Labs' network, will hold an international hackathon on 20 October 2016, where teams from schools and learning labs across Europe and beyond will have the chance to build and share their projects.
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
An inaugural meeting of the National Coordination Committee of the Council of Europe's ‘No Hate Speech Movement 2016-2017' took place on 28-29 January 2016 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) joined the initiative and became a member of the Coordination Committee.