Google, Youtube To Stop Ads And Monetization For “Climate Deniers”

How soon till they simply block all content which conflicts with their doomsday cult beliefs? Google is already suppressing content, dropping it to lower search status

From the link

Google and YouTube on Thursday announced a new policy that prohibits climate deniers from being able to monetize their content on its platforms via ads or creator payments.

Why it matters: It’s one of the most aggressive measures any major tech platform has taken to combat climate change misinformation.

Details: Google advertisers and publishers, as well as YouTube creators, will be prohibited from making ad revenue off content that contradicts “well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change,” the company’s ads team said in a statement. (snip)

Yes, but: Google often makes changes to its ads policies to reduce misinformation, but this update is notable, given how hard it can be to characterize certain commentary about climate change as denialism or misinformation.

The tech giant says that when evaluating content against the new policy, “we’ll look carefully at the context in which claims are made, differentiating between content that states a false claim as fact, versus content that reports on or discusses that claim.”

This is not based on science, it is based on belief. Nothing else. Google is part of the group that is trying to kill off the climate legislation coming from Democrats. The carbon footprint from Google and Youtube is huge, particularly the latter, with all the streaming, and Youtube trying to replace cable and satellite TV. Consensus is not science. The biggest hit is to those who use Youtube, attempting to make money.

Why it matters: Social media platforms have immense reach, and they’ve come under fire from activists and some lawmakers globally for doing too little to thwart the spread of inaccurate content.

It’s not quite censorship, but, it’s getting close. The point of these companies is to simply allow the flow of information. Denial simply means “disagrees with us.” They really do not like that.

Exactly. And they’re going to enforce their doomsday cult beliefs regardless. Which might make more people wonder what the cult is suppressing.

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