As we had long forecast, Censorship 2.0 is the way of the world. And now, the tech crackdown has expanded from its latest round of censorship to never being allowed to question their “experts” and what governments believe in the fight to win the COVID War… to what, how and why the climate is changing.
Google announced that it will ban all advertisements on its YouTube platform inside videos that promote claims that the company has determined are false about climate change.
The Trends Journal has reported on the shift of these platforms taking on a more editorial role. Last week, we published an article, “YOUTUBE: NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH. BELIEVE WHAT WE TELL YOU!”
The article pointed out that the video-hosting site announced that it will remove channels tied to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Joseph Mercola, an alternative medicine entrepreneur, as part of its sweeping crackdown on videos that claim COVID-19 vaccines approved by health authorities are dangerous and ineffective.
We have reported extensively on the tech crackdown against COVID-19 “misinformation.” (See “YOUTUBE BANS SEN. RAND PAUL FOR QUESTIONING FAUCI,” “YOUTUBE BANS THE SCIENCE AGAIN” and “FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS UNDER ATTACK AS ONLINE CENSORSHIP INCREASES.”)
It’s The Climate, Stupid
Axios reported that Google’s move to prohibit climate deniers from being able to make money on the site is “one of the most aggressive measures any major tech platform has taken to combat climate change misinformation.”
The website reported that under the new guidelines, creators on YouTube will not be able to promote what it deems “well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change.”
“This includes content referring to climate change as a hoax or a scam, claims denying that long term trends showed the global climate is warming, and claims denying that greenhouse gas emissions or human activity contribute to climate change,” the report said.
The company said that it was compelled to make the move due to companies concerned that their products were tied to some of these commentators.
TREND FORECAST: Give them an inch and they will take a mile.
Reports that Google is cracking down on climate-change deniers is no big surprise. About a year ago, the tech titan threatened to ban The Federalist and ZeroHedge from its platform over content violations. Google blamed the sites for publishing racist articles on protests sweeping the country at the time.
“We have strict publisher policies that govern the content ads can run on and explicitly prohibit derogatory content that promotes hatred, intolerance, violence or discrimination based on race from monetizing,” a Google spokesperson told NBC. “When a page or site violates our policies, we take action. In this case, we’ve removed both sites’ ability to monetize with Google.”
The report into the “racist” posts was conducted by NBC News’ so-called “Verification Unit,” but the report backfired and it actually uncovered legacy media’s deep ties to Big Tech.
Ben Domenech and Sean Davis, of The Federalist, wrote in The Wall Street Journal:
“NBC News colluded with a foreign left-wing group, the Center for Countering Digital Hate, in an attempt to destroy us because it disagrees with our political commentary and media criticism. The episode illustrates how dangerous the combination of partisan media and monopolistic tech companies is to America. We survived the attack because our organization is well-known.”
Google is in a very powerful position because the lifeblood of online news sites is web traffic. How far are we from Google coming out in favor of a domestic policy that it deems good for the country, or international intervention it considers is appropriate? Will it close down all debate from the other side?