Second SafeNet Advocacy Roundtable Brought Together CSOs and IT Companies

On 29 May, 2024 the second advocacy roundtable was organized under the framework of project SafeNet: Monitoring and Reporting for Safer Online Environments. Representatives of YouTube, META, X, and TikTok, as well as representatives of organizations implementing the project, took part in the 3-hour long roundtable.

The online roundtable provided NGOs engaged in continuous monitoring of hate speech comments on social media with an opportunity to present an overview of the statistics accumulated during 1,5 years of project implementation.

During the roundtable LICRA representative Audrey Koulidiati presented representatives of social media platforms with SafeNet project statistics on continuous monitoring, LGL representative Eglė Kuktoraitė explained the concept of SafeNet fact sheets and ETEPE representative Panayote Dimitras drew some statistical observations from fact sheets.

INACH representative Selma Muhič Dizdarevič chaired the advocacy roundtable and initiated discussion on the DSA implications on voluntary monitoring procedures.

SafeNet project partners also had an opportunity to raise important questions and observations to representatives of IT companies during the four sessions.

The SafeNet project team would like to kindly thank all those present in the advocacy roundtable. Collaboration between IT companies and NGOs is essential in countering hate speech on social media.

A 24-month project SafeNet: Monitoring and Reporting for Safer Online Environments joins 21 partners and is coordinated by INACH.

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