Google and YouTube to prohibit advertisements on content with false information on climate change

Google and YouTube will soon prohibit advertisements on content that “contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change,” Google announced Thursday. The decision will prevent the creators of such content from earning ad revenue from Google.


Tori B. Powell
CBS News
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 

The advertisement ban, which will be implemented next month, targets “content referring to climate change as a hoax or a scam, claims denying that long-term trends show the global climate is warming, and claims denying that greenhouse gas emissions or human activity contribute to climate change,” Google said. The platforms will also ban ads that promote that type of content.

“In recent years 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,” Google wrote in a statement. “Advertisers simply don’t want their ads to appear next to this content. And publishers and creators don’t want ads promoting these claims to appear on their pages or videos.”

Google said it will “look carefully” at whether a piece of content is making a prohibited claim or simply discussing it, and said many climate-related topics — like debates on climate policies, the different impacts of climate change and new research — will still be acceptable.

Enforcement of the new rule will include a combination of both human review and automated tools, Google said, noting it consulted experts from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Reports and other “authoritative sources” when creating the policy.

Martin fumes:

Since Greta Thunberg claims she can see CO2 I assume she will be on the misinformation list? Yeah, right.

” well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change,” I assume they mean the alleged “97% consensus” lie that was shot to pieces a couple of years ago?

Climate Change: The Ninety Seven Percent Deception » Uncensored Publications Limited

MSM Climate Conspiracy and the 97% Consensus Lie: Fight the Propaganda! » Uncensored Publications Limited

And now they are too cowardly to have actual humans dealing with this. A brick wall of automated censorship. Frank Herbert wrote about this day in Dune: A day when humans would become slaves to their own machines.

To quote SOTT member Rowan Cocoan:

“As soon as anyone says that any censorship is appropriate, it’s all just a matter of time and degree as it’s all on the slippery slope to where we are now. Whatever happened to the ‘marketplace of ideas’?

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I have a lovely partner and 3 very active youngsters. We live in the earthquake ravaged Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. I began commenting/posting on Uncensored back in early 2012 looking for discussion and answers on the cause and agendas relating to our quakes. I have always maintained an interest in ancient mysteries, UFOs, hidden agendas, geoengineering and secret societies and keep a close eye on current world events. Since 2013 I have been an active member of theCONTrail.com community, being granted admin status and publishing many blogs and discussion threads. At this time I'm now helping out with admin and moderation duties here at Uncensored where my online "life" began.

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