The European Commission conducted a survey in all EU member states on the use of internet services and perception of online illegal content. The main issues Romanians pointed to on the internet were: hate speech (37 percent), counterfeit goods (35 percent) and fraud (32 percent).
Romania was on the first place among countries where a majority of respondents (60 percent) said that internet hosting services are efficient in fighting against illegal content. Romania (58 percent) and Hungary (52 percent) were the only countries where most respondents agreed that the internet is safe for its users.
30 percent of Romanian respondents expressed total agreement with the idea that the internet is safe. On the other hand, 41 percent in France and Cyprus and 36 percent in Greece said they completely disagreed with the statement that the internet is safe for its users.
The survey was conducted by the social and political network TNS in all 28 EU member states between June 18 and 26. Over 33,000 respondents participated in the survey.
In almost every country surveyed, most of the respondents who had encountered illegal online content said they did not take any action against it – 81 percent in Slovenia, 80 percent in Croatia and Romania, 46 percent in Germany and 47 percent in France gave this answer.