Google awards 625,000 euros to combat hate speech against Roma

The organization's project consists of a series of activities aimed at better identifying, monitoring, reporting and combating hate speech on the internet against the Roma community, and the social media campaign will share positive stories for the Roma.

 

Two Belgium-based organizations, ERGO Network and Mobile School, received over a million euros from Google to combat the spread of hate speech online.

 

The project of the Internet Security Congress in Brussels was presented by Google Director for Europe, Matt Britin.

 

As noted, Google plays an important role in the responsibility of keeping harmful and illegal content away from its platforms, yet the company cannot do it alone.

 

Last year, the company issued a call to organizations active in the field of hatred, extremism, and child safety online. As noted, more than 800 organizations have applied. Through its philanthropic subsidiary Google.org, the company managed to raise 10m euros to support 29 selected companies from 14 countries, Belgian media reported.

 

In Belgium, the ERGO Network received 625,000 euros to combat Roma-related hatred in various countries.

 

40 youth from the Roma community will be trained in awareness raising and efforts will be made to better control the problem.

ERGO Network seeks to address the problem of Roma-related hate speech in several European countries.

 

This organization's project consists of a series of activities aimed at better identifying, monitoring, informing and eliminating online hate speech against Roma and the Roma community, and the social media campaign will also share positive stories about Roma.

 

The non-profit Mobile School also received € 490,000 for the development of a digital tool called Streetsmart. The organization seeks to prevent young people around the world from joining extremist groups by setting up an educational program on the streets.

 

Link: http://www.portal-udar.net/google-daje-625-hiljada-eura-za-borbu-protiv-govora-mrznje-prema-romima/

 

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