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Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on the Internet

Shortly after being established, Magenta was the first organization in the world that dedicated itself to combat discrimination on the Internet. Since then, Magenta took action against more than eleven thousand discriminatory expressions on the Internet. Magenta assesses whether the expression is against the law and if this is the case, it requests the author or owner to remove the content. In 2012 this was done succesfully in as many as 78% of the cases. However, the effect of removal alone is not the only way to fight discrimination on the Internet. Since 2012 Magenta is working on the development of a so-called counter speech strategy; to refute allegations or empty claims, and to carry out positive campaigns on the Internet.The Complaints bureau used to be funded by the Dutch government but this is no longer the case since the end of 2012.

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