Ottawa attempts to ‘redirect’ extremism
Liberals award U.K. firm $1.5M grant to develop project pushing counter messages
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OTTAWA—THE federal government has tapped a U.k.-based company to attempt to “redirect” Canadians at risk of radicalization to violent extremism.
The Liberal government awarded Moonshot CVE a $1.5million grant to develop a project called “Canada Redirect,” aimed at identifying extremist content online and pushing positive counter messaging at those seeking it out.
Micah Clark, Moonshot CVE’S Canada program director, said the idea is not to take down extremist propaganda, but to connect Canadians who are accessing it with alternative content.