This seventh monitoring exercise was organized during six weeks, between the 28th of March and the 13th of May 2022, and coordinated by INACH and Licra. In total, nineteen NGOs took part in the exercise, supervised by the European Commission: Active Watch, DigiQ, Latvian Center for Human Rights, CESIE, Fundación Secretariado Gitano, Jugendschutz.net, Hatter Society, Human Rights House Zagreb, ILGA, Never Again Association, ROMEA, ZARA, LGL, Greek Helsinki Monitor, Estonian Human Rights Center, Integro Association, Institutet for juridic och internet, LICRA and INACH. The objective of this exercise was to report illegal online content on the IT platforms signatories of the Code of Conduct on Online Hate and analyse how the social media moderate it. The NGOs focused on the types of hate speech they reported, if there were cases containing intersectionality, the removal and assessment rates from the platforms. In total, the NGOs reported more than 1900 cases to the signatory platforms.
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The 2022 Shadow Monitoring Exercise, following the seventh Official Monitoring Exercise, has begun on the 23rd of May, and ended on the 10th of June, a period of three weeks where five European NGOs monitored online illegal hate speech and analysed how the IT platforms moderated their reports. The objective was to analyse how the platforms act when they don’t know they are monitored, contrary to the official ME. Active Watch (Romania), LICRA (France), CESIE (Italy), LCHR (Latvia) and INACH (Netherlands) took part in this exercise. Together, they monitored five social companies: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube and reported 269 cases.
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