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The Monitoring Commission of the “Agreement to cooperate institutionally against racism, xenophobia, LGBTIphobia and other forms of intolerance” met this Monday at the Ministry of the Interior.

The Monitoring Commission of the “Agreement to cooperate institutionally against racism, xenophobia, LGBTIphobia and other forms of intolerance”, meeting in the Ministry of the Interior, will promote the formation of ‘trusted flaggers’ or reliable communicators to combat hate speech illegal on social media.

This measure, which will be defined in the coming months, is one of the steps that will allow the implementation of the “Protocol to combat illegal hate speech online”, presented in March. The protocol was born as a tool to strengthen collaboration between institutions, civil society organizations and companies that provide data hosting services (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft and TikTok) in the fight against hate speech on networks social.

In the Monitoring Commission, the eleventh held since the signing of the Agreement in 2015, the Secretary of State for Migration, Jesús Perea, who occupies the Technical Secretariat of the Agreement, and the General Director of Coordination and Studies of the Ministry of the Interior have been present. , José Antonio Rodríguez, who chaired the meeting at the Ministry’s headquarters. During 2022, the presidency of the Commission will be held by the Secretary of State for Education of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of the institutions that signed the agreement, as well as observers from civil society. The institutions are also participating in the elaboration of the “Strategic framework for citizenship, inclusion and against racism and xenophobia 2021-2027”.

Agreement in force since 2015 and renewed in 2018

The “Agreement to cooperate institutionally against racism, xenophobia, LGBTIphobia and other forms of intolerance” was signed in 2015 and renewed in September 2018 . It is signed by the General Council of the Judiciary, the State Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Education and Professional Training, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, the Ministry of Equality, the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, the Center for Legal Studies and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.

Seven platforms participate as civil society observers in the Agreement: the Council for the Elimination of Racial or Ethnic Discrimination; the Forum for the Social Integration of Immigrants; the Council of Victims of Hate Crimes and Discrimination; the Third Sector Platform; the FELGTB; the State Council of the Gypsy People; and the Children’s Platform.

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