Launch of programme to counter online hate and fake news comes after criticism that search giant does not do enough

Google has responded to a barrage of criticism that it must do more to tackle online hate by launching a series of workshops for teenagers on how to tackle hate speech and fake news.

The workshops, called Internet Citizens, will be launched by YouTube, the Google-owned video streaming service, for people aged 16 to 18 in cities across the UK as part of its Creators for Change programme. They are intended to raise awareness around issues such as tolerance, empathy and abuse online.

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