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YouTube to offer fake news workshops to teenagers


The company says it will put on workshops aimed at 13 to 18-year-olds in cities across the UK.

The plans, promoted as part of Internet Citizens day, also aim to raise awareness of issues around free speech, comment moderation and online abuse.

YouTube has been criticised in the past for how it tackles hate speech.

Last month the UK government removed its adverts from YouTube amid concerns they were appearing next to "inappropriate" material on the video-sharing site.

The Guardian, Channel 4 and the BBC have also pulled ads citing similar worries.

Google, which owns YouTube, said at the time it would review its controls.