This report is structured by different online platforms, which are locations for cyber hate cases, and which by law are responsible for the removal of illegal content after notification. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were chosen since they are the three biggest social media networks. Additionally we chose VK.com and the mobile instant messenger Telegram in order to include platforms which currently appear as highly problematic when it comes to cyber hate content. Both platforms only respond rarely to complaints and their legal framework is more or less unclear. Finally, blogs and websites – also potential providers of cyber hate – are looked at to complement the case collection.
Published on 10-05-17