Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Now YouTube is Going After Alternative Climate Change Theories
YouTube apparently thinks it understands the climate completely and can determine correct theory from incorrect--probably without even one climatologist at the firm.
The company is now adding fact checks to videos that question climate change, BuzzFeed News reports.
According to BuzzFeed, on July 9, the company added a blurb of text underneath some videos about climate change, which provided "a scientifically accurate explainer." The text comes from the Wikipedia entry for global warming and states that "multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming."
BuzzFeed also reported that YouTube has not disclosed the full list of topics it is targeting. But a Wikipedia post to its administrators in mid-July offers some clues, listing seven topics the company was "helping clarify": global warming, Dulce Base, Lilla Saltsjöbadsavtalet, the 1980 Camarate air crash, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Kecksburg UFO incident, and the MMR vaccine.
Without question, there is a new boldness within mainstream media and Silicon Valley social media outlets. I expect it to intensify.
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