TikTok joins EU Code of Conduct against illegal online hate speech

The Commission welcomes the decision of TikTok – a video-sharing social networking platform – to join the EU Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice, said: “By signing up to our Code of Conduct, TikTok has demonstrated a firm commitment to tackling illegal hate speech online. The EU needs robust cooperation with such prominent actors to make the digital environment a safe place for all.” TikTok is the ninth partner to join the Code of Conduct, launched in 2016, joining Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Dailymotion and Jeuxvideo.com. As underlined by the results of the fifth evaluation published in June 2020, the Code of Conduct has led to IT companies assessing 90% of flagged content within 24 hours and removing 71% of the content deemed to be illegal hate speech