Google Announces New £1 Million Fund to Counter Extremism (UK)

Following criticism about how Google addresses extremist contend, the Tech giant has announced it will give a total of £1m to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK.

The UK fund was part of a $5m global commitment. The funding will be awarded in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a UK-based counter-extremist organisation. An independent advisory board including academics, policymakers, educators, representatives from creative agencies, civil society and the technology sector will be accepting a first round of applications in November, with grants of between £2,000 and £200,000 awarded to grassroots efforts such as community youth projects that help build communities and promote resistance to radicalisation.

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