Noted Climatologist Sundar Pichai’s Google to ‘Crack Down’ on ‘False Climate Change Claims’

Here he is again. World-renowned expert on everything he supports or opposes, Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google, is again using his playground to “crack down” on digital ads promoting “false climate change claims” — particularly accounts being used to make money from “such content,” hoping to limit revenue for climate “change deniers” and stop “the spread of misinformation on its platforms.”

The blog posted Thursday that the updated policy will apply to YouTube, where it was announced last week that a sweeping crackdown against vaccine misinformation had been undertaken.

We’ve heard directly from a growing number of our advertising and publisher partners who have expressed concerns about ads that run alongside or promote inaccurate claims about climate change. Advertisers simply don’t want their ads to appear next to this content.

Ah, advertisers. Sundar and Nike. ExxonMobil British Petroleum? The list is long, bud — that list being corporations where company policyEchoes Policy. Then again, remember just two years ago when Google was caught making large contributions to so-called “climate deniers”? I’m guilty, too. That can be our little secret, Sundar — but here’s the thing. If you’re going to talk the talk, how ’bout you walk the walk, mmkay?

Here’s more from AP:

Publishers and creators on YouTube “don’t want ads promoting these claims to appear on their pages or videos,” according to Google.

The restrictions “will prohibit ads for, and monetization of, content that contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change,” the blog post said.

Along with addressing publishers’ frustrations, the changes are also apparently intended to counter online influencers who monetize or make money from, YouTube videos promoting climate change denial theories by putting ads on them.

Limits will be placed on content calling climate change a hoax or denying that greenhouse gas emissions and human activity have contributed to the earth’s long-term warming, the company said.

Lisa Schipper, an environmental social science research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, posed A part of the paramount question I’m posing, here — minus the snark:

“How will they determine what is misinformation (i.e. lies) or simply incomplete or misleading information?”

Yes. But what about “misinformation” that turns out to be The truth? God knows examples abound — but we’ll get to them in a bit. Schipper’s words were transcribed and published by AP.

“In some ways, these types of adverts that suggest a different kind of truth might be even more damaging because they look innocuous, while they simultaneously serve to greenwash the company.”

OK, Lisa — enough from you.

Perhaps accidentally, AP cited a Friday poll conducted by The Pearson Institute (AP-NORC) and The Associated Press Center for Public Affairs Research. This was in support Its supportGoogle and Dorsey. Among the poll’s findings:

Many people are concerned about misinformation and how social media giants like Facebook have helped to spread it. 95% of Americans believe misinformation makes it difficult to find important information.

We are sorry.

Sundar! AP All that 95 percent of Americans don’t share Beliefs on much of anything, let alone “climate change.” Confused? Lemme help. (Hint – Fox News kicks ass at MSNBC and CNN. Combination. And as my colleague Becca Lower mentioned, Greg Gutfeld is mopping the floor with the networks’ woke, late night hosts for viewers.) Climate change, COVID, vaccinations, Black Lives Matter and systemic racism are just a few of the topics covered. This list could go on and on.

Moreover, most if not all of those opposing views have been proven true — and yours, false.

As I suggested earlier, examples of Google’s spread of misinformation — and blatant suppression of factual conservative content abound. Here are a few recent examples we’ve published on RedState:

Google Bans Pro-Life Ads That Promote ‘Abortion Pill Reversal Treatment’

Google Trains Employees on What Leads to ‘Genocide’: Trump, Ben Shapiro and ‘All Lives Matter’

Bill Maher Slams ‘Outrageous’ Facebook and Google for Suppressing Lab Leak Theory

Google Shows It Believes Anti-Semitism Isn’t a Fireable Offense, but Conservative Thought Is

Then, of course, there’s Sundar Pichai and His playground Twitter, and Mark Zuckerville and his playground, Facebook — Zuckerville. Never mind. I’ll dig into ThoseCesspools are another thing.

Incidentally, if you’ve not yet checked out DuckDuckGo as an alternative to Google, I suggest you give it a drive around the block and compare/contrast results with Dorsey’s megalomaniacal left-wing nonsense.

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