“The Internet, and particularly social networks, reached society in a massive way in a very short period of time. As a result, in our lives we are constantly moving between the offline and online worlds rapidly. The line that divides these “worlds” is becoming thinner and we see more and more often how they converge and affect us.
As a consequence of the growth of the digital world, in recent years the so-called “hate speeches” have been increasingly taken into account by various entities: governments, Internet companies and civil society organizations; producing a great change, because until not so long ago, companies were against removing content from their platforms without a court order and today, on the contrary, they produce transparency reports indicating how much content they remove, which is counted in millions of postings per quarter. However, despite legislation and the use of artificial intelligence for this purpose, a lot of online material with discriminatory content persists.
This report reflects the results of the published content analysis during 2019 in many platforms. Furthermore, a comparison is made with the results obtained in the previous four years, which allows us to have a vision of the evolution of the phenomenon.”