Google France has announced that this summer, starting from 4 July, it would organise, a series of meetings between "jeunes" and YouTubers and experts, to encourage them to make positive videos against hate speech.
Google France said that on Monday afternoon it organised a meeting with 40 associations, in the context of the Forum Net Positif, to highlight the initiatives the Mountain View giant has taken to better participate actively in the fight against hate speech, in particular jihadist, on the internet.
The meeting was organised in partnership with Facebook and Twitter, and took place a few days after the European Commission announced the signing of a "code of conduct" with Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter, specifically on the struggle against hate speech.
...the French branch of Google took advantage of the occasion to unveil specific initiatives aimed at preventing not only the spread of speech glorifying terrorism, but favouring counter-speech. Thus, in particular, it decided to: Give the associations 6 months of access to its YouTube Space studio, which lets them benefit from high-quality video equipment and advice from YouTube experts to "create positive video content";
Give "advertising grants" AdGrants that allow associations to have free advertising on Google Adwords, without Google having to modify its algorithms to highlight counter propaganda in the results pages, which would be difficult;
Although it is presented here as targeting jihadi discourse, there is every reason to suspect to suspect it will soon be targeting European patriots. Under the rubric of "hate speech", the Muslim invasion of Europe and the resistance to it are lumped together in one absurd construct. As I described weeks ago, the pressure for the these initiatives has come from Jewish organisations (link). No doubt their anti-European propaganda will soon be enjoying a higher profile, thanks to Google.