YouTube started workshops for teens to fight fake news

At least in the UK Google has launched a series of day-long workshops for 13 to 18-year-olds, as part of YouTube’s ‘Creators for Change’ programme. The programme started this week and aims at tackling various social issues online, as well as promoting “awareness”, “tolerance and empathy”. The sessions come in the wake of recent backlash over YouTube’s restricted mode, which some users claim censors videos with LGBTQ+ content, and the spread of misinformation online.

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