Facebook Launch UK Online Civil Courage Initiative
Facebook launched their Online Civil Courage Initiative last week in a bid to clamp down on extreme content and help support people who are speaking out against violence and extremism.
The OCCI in the UK will help NGOs and anti-terrorism groups monitor and respond to extremism, offer creative support and ad credits for counter-speech campaigns and connect NGOs with experts.
It will also provide help fund research on extremism as Facebook recognises that radicalisation can occur online too.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said: "There is no place for terrorism anywhere in society – and that includes Facebook and any of our online platforms.
"We know that we need to come together to stop if from spreading. I’m grateful to all of our partners – Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Tell Mama UK, Imams Online, More In Common, Community Security Trust (CST) and ICSR for their dedication to working together to create a world of safety and peace."