Something that becomes increasingly apparent with each passing day is that censorship knows no bounds.
We must not be fooled by Big Tech companies that claimed they would only restrict content that was threatening or hateful because censorship quickly expanded to encompass any content that violates their “community guidelines.”
After it was content that violated their guidelines, it became any content that defies public health officials’ advice, the CDC’s guidance, Democrats’ narrative on elections, and anything supporting former President Donald Trump’s various controversial claims—in that order.
The next topic on their list of differing opinions to silence is climate change denial.
Google announced Thursday that advertisers, publishers, and YouTube creators will now be blocked from profiting on “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,” Axios reported.
Ads will still be permitted to run on the platforms next to other climate-related topics, such as public debates on climate policy, climate change impact, and other content affirming that climate change exists and is a threat.
Attempting to justify their decision, Google stated, “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,” according to Axios.
“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,” said the company to quell fears about increasing censorship.
But the problem that Google did not address is the issue of who decides what is true or false about climate change. Is it fact-checkers? Cherry-picked scientists? Or perhaps it’s Google themselves.
Like every other topic that has been blacklisted from Google and YouTube, users cannot have an alternative opinion, despite this issue being far from scientifically settled.
Furthermore, the move also restricts the viewers’ ability to watch any content they wish to see by deterring creators, publishers, and advertisers from making money off of viewership.
Google, once again, has taken action proving it believes it is the rightful arbiter of truth in the world.
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