When social media giants announced they censoring anti-vaxxers on their platforms, it was obvious that this was just the first move in a protracted effort to limit the spread of information that doesn’t fit in with liberal talking points.
Now, “climate misinformation” is next to take a hit, as Google has now announced that it would not allow advertisements that insinuate climate change is a hoax, deny “long-term trends” showing global climate is warming, and deny that human activity is the culprit.
It’s unclear what would constitute “climate misinformation” in the eyes of Google. However, if the past is anything to go by, it’s likely that the internet giant will err on the site of “caution.” It will likely pull advertisements that even dare to hint that the current consensus on climate change might not be entirely 100% correct.
The ban is being portrayed as a way to combat “misinformation.” However, as recent history has clearly shown, those who proclaim themselves to be on the side of “science” aren’t always right. Dr. Anthony Fauci stated at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that mask-wearing wasn’t necessary before flip-flopping and promoting mask mandates. The idea that COVID-19 was created in a lab was not only mocked by also banned by social media platforms in the name of combating “misinformation.” Lab leak theory has gained traction, with even Dr. Fauci admitting that it was possible.
There is also a huge problem with the term “scientific consensus.” Google itself defines science as “the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” Put simply, it’s not a one-time consensus that is reached, but rather an ongoing process. As that knowledge base continues to increase, the current narrative will undoubtedly be challenged.
Sadly, the general public may never be able to find out about scientific developments pertaining to the climate simply because liberals at Google think that the new discoveries aren’t “scientific.” What’s more, the censorship of information will almost certainly lead to bad policy decisions by the government. An uninformed electorate will give in to climate hysteria and elect those who want to drastically change how the nation operates under the guise of “saving the world.”