In the latest monitoring report on the voluntary Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online, the European Commission said that tech companies have improved how fast they are able to remove content but can expand transparency around their decisions, TechCrunch reports. On average, 89 percent of tech companies are able to attend to flagged content within 24 hours. Speaking on the findings, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová said, “Let me be very clear: The good results of this monitoring exercise don’t mean the companies are off the hook. We will continue to monitor this very closely and we can always consider additional measures if efforts slow down.” Editor's Note: Readers can subscribe to the IAPP's Content Moderation Digest here.
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