Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

Posted in: Legal & Security at 20/09/2017 18:56

Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK.

The UK fund was part of a $5m global commitment, the search giant said.

Prime Minister Theresa May has asked technology companies to be more proactive in shutting down online spaces where extremist ideology is shared.

Google has faced criticism about how it is addressing such content, particularly on YouTube.

The funding will be handed out in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a UK-based counter-extremist organisation.

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