The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is proud to announce that we have been welcomed into the Trusted Partner Channel by Facebook. Facebook values deep partnerships with NGOs across the world and created this program in which NGOs related to hate speech and online security can be assisted in monitoring social media. The Trusted Partner Channel is a dedicated program in which NGOs can communicate directly with Facebook regarding content which the NGO believes could be hate speech or dangerous. The EFHR has been given a direct contact link with Facebook in which content which can be considered hate speech can be passed directly onto Facebook’s Safety Team. This team will prioritize reports based on seriousness and the EFHR will receive email confirmation of the outcome of such reports.
The EFHR has a long and proven track record with the handling of Hate Speech cases. The EFHR monitors the internet for instances of hate speech, reporting such cases to the authorities when they occur. for Across 7 years, the EFHR has reported over 600 instances of hate speech to the prosecutor’s office, with more than 50 cases being successfully prosecuted. Our stories of success prove that a proactive approach is the only viable option for the state when hate speech is such an issue on the internet.