SafeNet Project Kicks-off New Year for Continuous Monitoring

European partners are implementing a 24-month project SafeNet: Monitoring and Reporting for Safer Online Environments.

Joining 21 partners and coordinated by INACH (International Network against Cyber Hate), the project focuses on continuous monitoring and reporting hate speech content to the IT companies and responsible authorities and awareness raising by regular advocacy towards the social media companies, providing consolidated and interpreted data to national authorities as well as running national bi-monthly information campaigns involving different stakeholders, including IT companies, public authorities, civil society organizations and media.

Today we present the sixth fact sheets, presenting data and drawing conclusions on our monitoring efforts in January 2023 – January 2024. In this monitoring period, partners reported a continuous discrepancy between a regular and trusted flagger user status and increased non-responsiveness of the platforms. The rise in antisemitic, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab hate speech was reported in several countries.

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