Google has announced a series of workshops designed to apparently tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news.
The “Internet Citizens” workshops aimed at teenagers are intended to promote “tolerance” and “empathy” and to raise “awareness” of the plethora of social issues that plague online communities.
It’s promised that the workshops—hosted by YouTubers Nadir Nahdi, Alain Clapham, and Efe Ezekiel and created with the advice of the Metropolitan Police and the Active Change Foundation—will teach teens how to deal with offensive speech, flag inappropriate content, and moderate comments.
Google will also note how to spot fake news and (because this is Google, after all) use online video services like YouTube to increase diversity.
The Internet Citizens programme launches in Liverpool and will visit youth clubs across the country in the coming months, Google said.
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