YouTube to invest $5M in ‘Creators for Change’ program

By : |January 25, 2018 0

YouTube is investing $5 million into its Creators for Change program, the company announced in a blog. The investment will be used in a positive way to create change and empower young people.

YouTube’s Creators for Change program launched in 2016, aims to combat hate and to promote tolerance. According to YouTubeWe will engage more creators in the program, arm the wider YouTube community with new tools and education on how to create change, and empower more young people to use their voices to encourage positive social messages. In the coming months, we’ll announce the global recipients of the production grants we’re making available through this renewed investment.”

“We will engage more creators in the program, arm the wider YouTube community with new tools and education on how to create change, and empower more young people to use their voices to encourage positive social messages,” wrote Juniper Downs, Head of YouTube Public Policy on the YouTube blog.

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Recently, YouTube received a lot of criticism surrounding YouTube star Logan Paul’s “suicide forest’ video. Apart from this, YouTube was also criticised for allowing extremist content to flourish on their platform. This extremist content includes hate speech, videos promoting terrorism and other videos which promote disharmony.

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