A UK government-linked group has claimed credit for Google’s consideration of suspending ads on several conservative websites.
UK non-profit group The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) is conducting a “Defund Racism” campaign that has targeted groups that express concerns about the Black Lives Matter organization, including The Federalist, Zero Hedge, Breitbart, and World Net Daily.
CCDH CEO Imran Ahmed is also on the steering committee of the UK government’s Commission for Countering Extremism, which is currently exploring whether behavior it considers extreme or hateful can be criminalized.
The “NBC News Verification Unit” brought CCDH’s research about The Federalist to Google’s attention.
While NBC reported that Google had already demonetized The Federalist, the tech giant had not yet done so.
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