Under the pressure of extremism funding is influencing “anti-hatred”


YouTube will spend more than $ 5 million on creators of video-sharing sites, “counter-hate and promote tolerance,” as Google faces constant political pressure to do more to deal with extremism.

These funds will be allocated to the company’s “Change Creators” program, a group of more than 100 YouTube users designed to “encourage empathy and understanding around the world.”
Juniper Downs, director of policy at YouTube, said: “Video is a powerful medium that allows viewers to broaden their horizons and share experiences, creators demonstrate this to us everyday, and we think the creators of 2018 will be touching and even inspiring change More viewers. ”

The program “encourages and educates the active use of this platform as the creator of social change,” YouTube said. Launched in 2017, it has collaborated with 39 creators around the world. In the coming year, the company said it will “attract more creators to participate in the program, create new changes in the broader YouTube community with new tools and education, and enable more young people to use their voice to encourage positive Social information.

YouTube has been criticized for some of the content it hosts. This week, YouTube celebrity Paul Logan Paul was forced to upload a mocking video shot in a suicide hot spot in Japan. A year ago, PewDiePie, one of the site’s biggest creators, was in his video Lost sponsors and reached a history of humorous anti-Semitism with Disney.

The site is also the most popular right, with many of the “alt rights” leaders of the campaign, using it as the core of its online presence. First, Paul Watson wrote in March: “Twitter is a tiny echo room and I’m not sure people on the left can understand the huge buttocks thrown at them on YouTube.”

In January of this year, YouTube announced that it would review the video manually and put it on top of Google Preferred. The company said: “Ads can only be played on videos that have been verified to comply with our advertising guidelines.