European Commission together with Microsoft and other leading web companies like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft today unveiled a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.
By signing this code of conduct, Microsoft and others have agreed to continue their efforts to tackle illegal hate speech online. This will include the continued development of internal procedures and staff training to guarantee that they review the majority of valid notifications for removal of illegal hate speech in less than 24 hours and remove or disable access to such content, if necessary.
John Frank, Vice President EU Government Affairs at Microsoft, added:
Read the full press release here.