Google takes action to curb to hate speech & fake news
Google is taking action to curb two big problems that have been plaguing its platforms: Hate speech and fake news. Up until now, the policy at Google has been somewhat limited and addressed speech that threatened or harassed defined groups — religious, ethnic and LGBT groups and individuals. The policy now includes more groups, such as immigrants and refugees, and also addresses pages of Holocaust deniers and advocates for discriminatory actions. The move is meant to ease advertisers’ worries that their messages will be placed next to controversial content.