In 2022, the largest social networks removed less hateful content than a year earlier, according to the Associated Press, citing a report submitted by the authorities in the region. Twitter showed the weakest results, while TikTok and YouTube showed themselves the best – they managed to beat last year’s results, but in different categories.
According to the report, for which data was collected over a six-week period last spring, the Twitter team resolved just over half of hate speech submissions within 24 hours, up from 82% in 2021. By comparison, in the same 24 hours, Facebook* moderators handled 64% of hits, Instagram* 56.9%, YouTube 83.3%, and TikTok 92%. In this standings, only the Chinese short video service managed to improve last year’s result.
The number of hate posts actually deleted by Twitter moderators dropped from 49.8% to 45.4% over the year. At TikTok, this indicator fell by a quarter over the year and amounted to 60%; Facebook* and Instagram* showed slight declines; and only YouTube increased the figure, which eventually amounted to 90%.
Meanwhile, European officials are most worried about Twitter – this week, the social network fired its last two employees in Brussels and closed its local office.
* Included in the list of public associations and religious organizations in respect of which the court made a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for by Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On countering extremist activity.”
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