Google Throws £1m in Vague Direction of Anti-Terrorism Efforts

By Gary Cutlack on at

The media has been battering Google over the apparent free availability of bomb-making tutorials on its video-sharing site, so it's time to do something about it. It's time to get the virtual wallet out to make the bad news go away.

Google's investing around £1m in a fund with the aim of tackling online and offline forms of extremism and radicalisation, money that'll be distributed in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. It'll be used to look for "technology-driven solutions" to problems, with some also going into non-internet community projects in an effort to make people happier with their lot and less likely to spend the evenings on Amazon buying bomb-making groceries.

Google's Kent Walker said: "By funding experts like ISD, we hope to support sustainable solutions to extremism both online and offline. We don't have all the answers, but we're committed to playing our part. We're looking forward to helping bring new ideas and technologies to life." [BBC]


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