Congress calls on YouTube to stop promoting climate misinformation

Congress calls on YouTube to stop promoting climate misinformation

The US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis wrote a letter to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, requesting the company take action against climate disinformation — specifically on YouTube.The letter comes as YouTube faces scrutiny over the spread of hateful content and misinformation on its platform. The committee gave the company a deadline of Feb. 7 to respond with a plan to address the issue.

David
David
porcus
porcus 3 months

And there we go. Wrong think getting pushed down.

Seekster
Seekster 3 months

What exactly do they expect Google to do? Take a stance on every issue and delete videos that disagree with that issue? I mean shoot they allow conspiracy videos too but I am fine with that so long as they also allow videos which debunk those conspiracy theories.

Rocky
Rocky 3 months

And the death of public discourse takes another ill-fated step. There was a time when people could debate an issue using facts and when you disagreed with someone's position you could show that they were wrong by using logic and evidence to shape their conclusions. Now I guess on topics that cannot be won on logic and evidence, like climate change, gender studies, and vaccinations then we will just use censorship to stop the facts and evidence from being presented. Is this really the America we want?

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

The climate hates us. We must attack it.

Arthur
Arthur 3 months

There has been climate change since day#1 on this planet and man cannot stop it that is pure science not knee jerk reaction!

The Gas Mask Man
The Gas Mask Man 3 months

The government should not be regulating a search engine and nobody can convince me otherwise

Roadhog
Roadhog 3 months

YouTube is making people vote the wrong way. Can't you proles see how dangerous that is?

michael zubas
michael zubas 3 months

WHAT? that sounds like censorship.

Tachyon
Tachyon 3 months

Headline should be- "Florida Democrat tries to use Climate Hysteria to attack First Amendment!"

caillustration
caillustration 3 months

misinformation or facts that don't support their case?

npc8472
npc8472 3 months

Because if it goes against what we say the opinion should be suppressed. Don't you understand we can't be having people make up their own mind out there. We would lose the keys to the ivory tower.

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 3 months

Are used to think there was a climate crisis. Al gore and his lot failed to reference any actual scientific data. All of their predictions were based on models and none of them have materialized in the real world: There have been both warmer and colder periods in earths history; CO2 levels have been much higher in the past; The oceans have been rising steadily at about 5 inches per every hundred years and that hasn’t changed. I’ve concluded there are “forces” out there that want to control us by alarming/scaring us.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 3 months

I really miss the broadcast yourself days, now it is more broadcast group think.

Craig
Craig 3 months

doesn't google suppress free speech enough already? antitrust laws need to be enforced and google needs to be made a public utility.

Mutatis
Mutatis 3 months

So the government is asking a private institution to censor the public, as they are legally unable to pass legislation that does the same.

Nops
Nops 3 months

Easy solution: Dump Google & Use duck.com

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 2 months

I cant wait for the next load of climate doomsayers in 10 years of so...

Paul N
Paul N 3 months

Sure then remove All traces of Greta and her insane posse from YouTube and we’re good.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

Google shouldn't block anything that isn't illegal.

Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 3 months

truth: more CO2 is better. We need to get back to 1000ppm or more.

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