The Sunfull Movement, a nonprofit anti-cyberbullying foundation, said Tuesday
it will support a campaign to encourage positive comments online, sponsored by
Officials from the foundation and the company, as well as participants in the
campaign, held a launch ceremony at the National Assembly Library in Seoul.
Under the theme of eliminating hate speech and malicious comments online,
Google Korea and the Sunfull Movement will support 100 youth clubs in
elementary, middle and high schools and universities nationwide. Members of the
clubs will post comments and video clips about the harmful effects of hate
speech as a part of their activities.
Google Korea is participating in the movement as a part of the company's
efforts to educate the public on making proper judgments about the media in the
digital age and how to use various media tools. It has been running a relevant
program since 2017.
"It is meaningful that the global internet company Google is joining hands
with us," said Sunfull Movement Chairman Min Byoung-chul. "The
Sunfull Movement is an online peace campaign fighting against derogatory and
malicious comments. I hope this campaign will be an opportunity for young
people to realize the harmful effects of malicious commenting."