Petition No 0274/2022 by M.B. (Romanian) on hate speech on Meta platforms  
Petition data  

0274/2022

Summary title: Petition No 0274/2022 by M.B. (Romanian) on hate speech on Meta platforms

Petition number: 0274/2022

Topics: Consumer Rights,  Immigration,  Information Society and Media,  Equal Opportunities and Gender,  Fundamental Rights

Country: European Union

Petitioner data  

Name: M. B.

Petition Summary  

This petitioner enquires whether the European Parliament monitors the developments of anti-Russian hate speech and hate crimes within the European Union, in particular Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia, in particular on online platforms owned by the Meta company. The petitioner also queries if European institutions plan to take actions against ethnically oriented hate speech and hate crimes in the European Union resulting from Meta Platforms exemption following the invasion of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The petitioner notes a widely reported temporary exemption from anti-hate speech policy of platforms owned by Meta (Facebook, Instagram) concerning Russian military personnel and others. The petitioner also draws attention to the large number of Russian minorities in Easter EU Member States.