On January 21, 2019, Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting at the “Twitter” headquarters in Dublin (Ireland), attended by the representatives of the European Commission, social networks and European NGOs.
During the meeting the representatives of “Google+”, “Facebook”, “Instagram”, “Twitter” and “Youtube” discussed the results of monitoring hate speech comments on social media. LGL, together with other European NGOs, monitored the social media platforms as trusted flaggers. The results of the 4rth monitoring cycle indicate that the IT companies are doing progress in eliminating hate speech from social platforms.
Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager of LGL, also took the opportunity to thank the representatives of “Facebook” who took part in the meeting for their support for the upcoming “Baltic Pride” 2019 festival. For the first time in “Baltic Pride” history, “Facebook” became an official partner by sponsoring festival’s communication activities.