YouTube is launching a brand new marketing campaign to deal with web security and points round faux information, the video streaming website has introduced.

The corporate says it would placed on workshops geared toward 13- to 18-year-olds in cities throughout the UK.

The plans, promoted as a part of Internet Citizens day, additionally intention to lift consciousness of points round free speech, remark moderation and on-line abuse.

YouTube has been criticised up to now for the way it tackles hate speech.

Final month the UK government removed its adverts from YouTube amid issues they have been showing subsequent to “inappropriate” materials on the video-sharing website.

The Guardian, Channel four and the BBC have additionally pulled advertisements citing comparable worries.

Google, which owns YouTube, stated on the time it might evaluate its controls.

One of the pilot workshops.

Numerous outstanding YouTubers are appearing as ambassadors for “social change”, with Google selling the “five fundamentals” of voice, story, braveness, group and motion.

The likes of youth writer John Inexperienced, Turkish Youtuber Baris Ozcan, and London based mostly vlogger Dina Torkia are all concerned within the programme

They are saying younger folks’s vulnerability might be heightened when it’s troublesome to guage whether or not a bit of content material is actual, particularly when one thing is shared on social media by a trusted pal.

The web firm have spent the previous few weeks testing the workshop.

Naomi Gummer, head of public coverage at YouTube UK stated: “The web is what we wish it to be. It may be an disagreeable place the place folks misunderstand and intentionally deceive one another.

“Or it may be this superb place the place we are able to share, collaborate, perceive and assist one another.

“All of us have a component to play in making it that optimistic, wholesome place. It sounds large, however truly it is easy and you realize what to do. Rise up for what you need.”

Image from the Internet Citizens site.

Anna Smee, CEO of UK Youth, stated: “Younger folks within the UK spend extra time on-line than ever earlier than.

“On this advanced world, there’s an pressing want to assist younger folks embrace the optimistic facets of connectivity however we should additionally help them to handle the damaging results.”

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