The European Commission welcomes the decision of the TikTok platform, which publishes videos of its users, to adopt it European Union Code of Conduct for Combating Illegal Hate Speech Online. Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said in a statement: "TikTok by signing the EU Code of Conduct demonstrates its strong commitment to tackling illegal hate speech online. The EU needs strong partnerships with big companies to make the online environment safe for everyone."    

TikTok is the ninth company after Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Dailymotion and Jeuxvideo to comply with the EU Code of Conduct, which in 2006 led tech companies to identify 90% of such hateful content within 24 hours and remove 71% of illegal hate speech.     

*Translated from an announcement on its website European Commission