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YouTube’s Algorithm Keeps Suggesting Users Watch Climate Change Misinformation

vice.com
17 January 2020
David Gilbert



This article originally appeared on VICE News.

If you search for “climate change” on YouTube, one of the videos you will be recommended to watch is “What do scientists say?” which will tell you that there is “no evidence that CO2 emissions are the dominant factor in climate change.”

Not only is this false, but the video being promoted by YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is also being monetized by the company with ads from Greenpeace.

The revelation comes in a report from Avaaz, a non-profit rights group, which claims that YouTube is promoting climate change misinformation to millions of users while making money from that content by selling ads to organizations like Save the Children and the World Wildlife Fund. The bombshell report comes despite repeated claims by the company that it is making big efforts to eradicate the problem of misinformation about climate change being promoted on its platform.

“YouTube is the largest broadcasting channel in the world, and it is driving millions of people to climate misinformation videos,” Julie Deruy, a senior campaigner at Avaaz, said in a statement. “This is not about free speech, this is about free advertising YouTube is giving to factually inaccurate videos that risk confusing people about one of the biggest crises of our time.”

YouTube has long claimed to take the issue of conspiracy theories and disinformation seriously, and in 2015 it launched a campaign called #OursToLose that urged content creators “to continue helping people to broadcast their message, empower their communities, and even catalyze a global movement to further action on climate change.”

Last year, the company published a whitepaper on disinformation where it claimed that it “introduced a higher bar for videos that are promoted through the YouTube homepage or that are surfaced to users through the “watch next” recommendations.”

But Avaaz’s research suggests otherwise.

To compile its research, Avaaz conducted a series of YouTube searches in English on three climate topics — ”climate change” global warming and “climate manipulation.” They collected the top results and queried YouTube APIs asking for the top related videos from these search results, which are the videos that appear in the ‘Up Next’ feature and the suggestions bar.

The end result was a cache of 5,537 videos with the following results:

  • For the search term “global warming,” 16% of the top 100 related videos included under the up-next feature had misinformation about climate change.
  • For the related videos recommended to users who searched “climate change” this number equals 8% and rises to 21% for the search term “climate manipulation.”
  • The climate misinformation videos Avaaz reviewed had 21.1 million views collectively.
  • Ads for some of the world’s most trusted brands were found on climate misinformation videos including household names like Samsung, L’Oréal, Decathlon, Danone, Warner Bros, and Carrefour.
  • One in five ads found were from green or ethical brands including Greenpeace, WWF, and Save the Children.

YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is hugely powerful, driving up to 70 percent of total views on the platform. Yet, despite the evidence presented in the report, YouTube asserts that the algorithm is working as intended.

“As our systems appear to have done in the majority of cases in this report, we prioritize authoritative voices for millions of news and information queries, and surface information panels on topics prone to misinformation — including climate change — to provide users with context alongside their content. We continue to expand these efforts to more topics and countries,” YouTube told VICE News in an emailed statement.

A company spokesperson also pointed out that Avaaz’s use of the YouTube API to return a set of videos linked to the original search result could be impacted by outside factors, such as the fact that a third-party website would link to a set of videos in the same article.

YouTube faced similar criticism last July, when social scientist Joachim Allgaier from RWTH Aachen University in Germany, published a report that found that searching for climate change-related results for which “fewer than half of the videos represent mainstream scientific views.”

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At the time YouTube said it was working on improving its algorithm to boost “authoritative voices” over conspiracy theories, but Avaaz’s report suggests little has changed in the last six months.

“YouTube said they are taking this issue really seriously and that it’s going to improve, but from what I read here, I get the impression that it has not improved that much really and if they are still monetizing this content and also recommending it. It is actually really, really disappointing,” Allgaier told VICE News.

When this was put to a YouTube spokesperson, they said that if you look at the videos cited by Avaaz in the report, several come from what YouTube labels as authoritative voices — such as Fox News and Canadian conference series IdeaCity.

YouTube doesn’t manually pick and choose these authoritative voices, but relies on a ranking algorithm that is constantly being tweaked to recommend what it deems trustworthy sources to users.

This means that YouTube’s algorithm is coded to boost this content even if it contains misinformation. YouTube told VICE News that the content shared by these trusted channels as simply discussions on controversial topics and that going down the road of banning channels simply for mentioning contrarian views would be very dangerous.

But the reality remains that YouTube is making money from videos espousing climate change misinformation and boosting those videos by recommending them to users.

“The fact that there is still quite a lot of misinformation on YouTube when you’re looking for climate-related terms and also the fact that still a lot of people are watching it shows us that something is wrong here,” Allgaier said.

‘We shouldn’t be worrying’: Boy’s anger over school’s climate education

9news.com.au
Pippa Bradshaw, Sheri Mimis
3 October 2019


A fed-up father has pulled his son out of school and has accused staff of brainwashing children, after the climate movement made its way in to his son’s Year 4 classroom.Around the country thousands of students have taken to the streets to protest on climate change, but Matthew Karlos is infuriated about the topic being taught at his son’s state school claiming, “it’s ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous.”Mr Karlos’ 10-year-old son Max told A Current Affair reporter Pippa Bradshaw “they asked us all to dress up as hippies, and sing this song, big yellow taxi.””We shouldn’t be worrying about the end of the world,” he said.Agreeing with his son, Mr Karlos claims, “it’s just brainwashing the younger generations.”

Max said he didn’t want to dress up as a hippie for his school’s environmental day. (A Current Affair)

The father and son duo are taking a stand against climate change activism.”They shouldn’t be teaching kids that, and yeah we shouldn’t toss away our rubbish like I said before, but we shouldn’t be worrying about the end of the world,” Max said.

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The climate change debate has been front-and-centre of late after 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg called out politicians at the 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23, telling world leaders, “We will never forgive you.”

Dad Matthew has pulled his son out of school. (A Current Affair)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison responded to her controversial speech, emphasizing, “I think we’ve got to caution against raising the anxieties of children.”When Max was told that one of his last days of the term, would be a ‘Greenie day’ it was the final straw for the young boy and his dad.”All the other kids, ’cause (sic) we were all in the one class at the time, they were all going, yay we can dress up as hippies, and I just said, what’s so good about it? There’s nothing good about them,” Max said.

Climate change protests have attracted thousands around the world. (A Current Affair)

“They just sit around doing nothing all day.”Students were also expected to sing to the go-to environmental song Big Yellow Taxi, written by Joni Mitchell, which has been covered numerous times, including by pop band Counting Crows.Mr Karlos had already kept Max home weeks earlier when students were asked to give a speech on the environment.

Max said he shouldn’t be worrying about the end of the world. (A Current Affair)

“It was to do with mankind induced climate change and all this business they carry on about now,” he said.This father, who is a second generation water farmer, has long had a beef with greenies, who are against his water harvesting business in northern New South Wales. “They don’t like the trucks on the road, they don’t like this, they don’t like that you know, so here we are” he said.

Matthew is a water farmer in northern NSW. (A Current Affair)

And now he’s had enough of his son also getting the greenie message at his state school.”You’ve gotta (sic) teach kids to be happy and positive and it’s all well and good to be concerned about the environment and wanting to teach kids good practices and basically not be grubs and throw litter around and this sort of thing, but you don’t have to be a greenie to do that,” he said.Parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson believes teachers are better off keeping the message positive, when it comes to primary school children.

Greta Thunberg has drawn worldwide attention. (A Current Affair)

“We just want to be careful in an education context that we don’t cross into the political sphere too much … you don’t have to be a believer or a skeptic to buy into the fact that it’s a good idea to talk positively about what we can do to make our planet healthier,” Mr Coulson said.Mr Karlos believes scenes of protesting around the country, as well as activist Greta Thunberg speaking out, amounts to brainwashing.”The fact that you’ve got supposed adults … pushing ideas on a 16 year old girl and using her as a pawn, is just disgusting; it’s child abuse,” he said.

Max will start at a new school next term. (A Current Affair)

“Just stop brainwashing the kids and being negative and teach them how to be positive about making good positive changes for the world, not all doom and gloom.”In a statement to A Current Affair, a spokesperson for the New South Wales Department of Education said, “studying controversial issues is acceptable for educational purposes.”Max will now start at a new school at the beginning of term four.

Greta & The Climate Cult

Greta Thunberg recently arrived in New York, after traveling across the Atlantic to make a point about climate change. Over in America people might think Greta is a teenage superstar, but in Sweden she’s known as a publicity stunt. Nothing personal against Greta, I care very much about the climate myself. The theory of global warming isn’t entirely without merit, but there are better ways of caring for our earth and climate than sacrificing democracy. Sources & Recommended reading: https://angryforeignersources.blogspo…

Delingpole: St Greta of Thunberg – Her Gospel Is Pure Propaganda; Her Cause Is Evil

breitbart.com
29 August 2019
James Delingpole


St Greta of Thunberg – Patron Saint of the Age of Stupid – has made landfall in the New World, there to preach to the unbelievers her gospel of imminent climate doom.

“The war on nature must end,” she has declared, to anyone who is listening.

Though St Greta has become a figure of huge influence in Europe – feted by Popes, presidents and prime ministers, lauded with uncritical coverage in the mainstream media, put forward for a Nobel Peace Prize – it seems likely that in the United States she will get a more mixed reception.

While the left will most certainly try to shoehorn her into their Green New Deal campaign, the right may be less convinced.

That’s because, unlike a worrying number of their counterparts across the pond, U.S. conservatives understand St Greta’s environmental scare narrative for what it is: a hoax.

Especially, it’s an anti-American hoax.  As Rupert Darwall describes in some detail in his book Green Tyranny (listen to the podcast interview here) the global warming scare was cooked up largely by European leftists (the Swedes and Germans being the worst offenders) with the purpose of destroying Western Industrial Civilization – U.S. Industrial Civilization in particular.

To understand how utterly specious St Greta’s gospel of apocalypse is, a good place to start is this excellent video by Tony Heller.

Heller has a nice line in dry sarcasm:

“Greta will go to the UN next week and read a speech which was carefully prepared for her by some of the world’s leading propagandists.”

And he has the measure of Greta’s propaganda litany:

“She will say that children of her generation face a terrible future of heat, famine, disease and every other imaginable natural disaster. Basically, she will describe a life which is the exact opposite of the charmed life that she is living. And her prophecies of doom will be described by the press as a magnet for hope. Her message of hope will be that if we simply lower carbon dioxide levels to those of the pre-industrial era everything will be fine…”

Did the world’s children really have it easier in the era before catastrophic man-made carbon emissions ruined everything?

Heller points out that just over a century ago, New York was in the grip of a polio epidemic. Are we really to believe that the children of tomorrow are going to be looking back enviously at their early 20th century forebears and wishing: “If only I could be crippled with polio, like kids were in the good old days!”

Heller writes:

The polio epidemic spread all over the country. This 1916 photo was taken in Billings, Montana. (At least the children didn’t have to face an extra 0.0001 mole fraction CO2 in the atmosphere.)

Two years after the 1916 New York polio outbreak came the worst pandemic in history – the Spanish flu outbreak which killed as many as 40 million people, most of them young.

Greta – and those behind her – need to get a sense of historical perspective.

They also need a better grasp of climatology.

In the U.S. most of the hottest days in the last 100 years occurred during the early part of the 20th century.

For example:

 US August 22 afternoon temperatures have been declining since 1895.

The likelihood of hot weather has also been declining, with recent years among the coolest on record.

Yet how often do you hear these climate facts from the alarmist mainstream media?

It has become a trope of the climate alarmist Establishment and its various useful idiots that to attack Greta Thunberg is somehow cruel or immoral or unfair; that the people who do so are motivated by misogyny or the bitterness of old age or all those payments they are getting from Big Oil…

The problem with Greta Thunberg is not that she’s a 16-year-old girl with pigtails.

The problem with Greta Thunberg is not that she’s a school drop out.

The problem with Greta Thunberg is not she’s autistic.

There are hundreds of thousands of other kids around the world with some or all of these features – and none is being criticised for having them.

No, the problem with Greta Thunberg is that no matter how brave or inspirational or articulate or touchingly young and fresh-faced or triumphant-over-mental-adversity she may be, the “facts” she regurgitates on behalf of her controllers are lies, propaganda and fake news – and the cause she represents is downright evil.

Strip away all the fluffy invocations of nature and the plight of future generations and the alleged crisis facing mother earth and what you find underneath is pure totalitarianism.

It’s no secret conspiracy. I wrote a book about it nearly ten years ago – Watermelons – and I can assure you there is nothing secret about the green movement’s totalitarian masterplan for anyone prepared to do a little background reading. Rather this is a conspiracy in plain sight.

And it’s a very dangerous conspiracy. If the green totalitarians get their way, standards of living will plummet, energy prices will become even less affordable than they are now, freedoms will become more constricted, more wildlife will be obliterated and more landscapes ruined by bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco-crucifixes, more money will be concentrated in the hand of a liberal-left oligarchy – none of it contributing the slightest material improvement to the state of the planet.

Greta Thunberg is currently the most prominent representative of that totalitarian movement.

Like it or not, cruel or no, that makes her the face of evil.

⚠️ Senator Malcolm Roberts Exposing ‘Climate Crisis aka ‘Climate Change’ Scam! 20 July 2019

Senator Malcolm Roberts Exposing ‘Climate Crisis aka ‘Climate Change Scam! ⚠️ Elections have consequences, the beginning of the end of the CO2 caused climate change lie has started in Australia. Dr Tim Ball has presented in the Australian Senate on how the trillion dollar scam has been perpetrated and who is getting the money. Anyone interested in climate politics will be rewarded for finding 30 minutes to watch a video full of truth and facts that cannot be ignored.

. Tony Heller & Dr Tim Ball invited to the Australian Senate by Senator Malcolm Roberts Australian CSIRO ‘Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’ grilled over it’s constant lies and failed climate change predictions, Australia’s Bureau Of Meteorology, ‘BOM’ is also another Climate change propaganda machine, the biggest in the world for pushing this massive hoax, the BOM are on record for saying, “What we really need is more funding to study the effects of climate.

. Re-upload from: John Clarkson: YouTube.com/channel/UCAtiIJI-ISB47jcAZW_PxoA .

⚠️ Most climate crisis (“climate change”) activists deny and/or willfully ignore worldwide overt & covert #GeoEngineering operations causing (local) extreme weathers and are do not see that the push for “Global Governance” connected to UN #Agenda21 & #Agenda2030 “The Global Tax” agenda hijacking their “fight” with mass corruption, study: #ClimateGate … Mass rollout of #5G death-towers ☠️ everywhere is part of the A.I. Surveillance #IoT smart-grid to micromanage all humans to “Save The Earth” bs. . Meanwhile the real reasons are not discussed: NWO Depopulation Agenda, crowd control, making Orwellian type dystopian society run by #PsychoTechnocrats inevitable. . The trillions of dollars/euros that is needed to “Combat CO2” (what plants breathe) is NOT spend on suppressed inventions another topic most “green activists” do not discuss! …They are used to PUSH a world conditioned for control-freaks to take over! (normalizing insanity!) . #JohnKuhles Founder #Stop5G Fb Group, Page & Stop5G.net 🦜🦋🌳 .

⚠️’Extinction Rebellion Surveillance Agenda helping to PUSH the Mass Rollout of #5G Smart Grid! https://www.facebook.com/Stop5G/video… ~The climate changes every day, that is a given … The “Climate Change” Scam (hoax) has to do with multiple bogus claims “who is doing what, where, how and how big and how often and how big is the effect of that” … “Global Warming Science” has been debunked & exposed not only scientifically but also proven to be a fraud done by corrupt people #ClimateGate … It all about how much power “Global Governance” should & could get and pushing the the “Global Tax Agenda” connected to even more Orwellian type of Government Surveillance. Law enforcers tracking “criminals” by NEW invented unconstitutional “Laws & Regulations” … They will and CAN call you a “criminal” losing your (privacy) rights because of that lame excuse. . So in short: We have Hijacked Governments criminalizing solutions (suppressed inventions/alternative cures) and … legalizing crimes by creating new insane (unconstitutional) laws that are pushed by corporatism (lobbyists paying-buying out corrupt politicians). The Law Enforcers become more and more an extension of serving the Big Corporations and less the people’s interest. (…) Time to Unslave Humanity!

. “Global Warming” Scare predictions in the 80s & 90s turned out to be a HOAX …. all part of NWO UN ‘Agenda 21’ pushing for ‘Global Tax’ & ‘Global Governance!’ … but the rise of (man made) extreme weathers worldwide is real … so it is GIVEN that there is “climate change” … like kicking an open door … when Solar Storms & Solar Winds coming from our Sun has an huge effect on ALL planets in our Solar System … centuries of ALL planets had & have planetary cooling or warming due to the Sun Effect has been PROVEN over and over and over and over again GOT THAT? So know why they playing with our perceptions! … and Yes Covert Man Made Extreme Weathers (Weather Wars aka Weather Modification are also Real!). . ~Covert NATO run (above nation laws) SRM ‘Solar Radiation Management … Geoengineering Projects – Aerosol Crimes – Chemtrails – Secret Weather Modification Wars (study the declassified government hearing on this topic) – Stratospheric Aerosol Injections – #GlobalDimming etc. etc.

Winter In NZ, Climate Emergency, Crop Loss

While the Climate Alarm call for the Government to declare Climate Change an emergency to get you to pay more tax also to accomplish the globalist agenda . The Real Climate Emergency the oncoming solar minimum that likely occur in the near future that will affect the agriculture globally.

Source: – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-z…
http://www.alt-market.com/articles/37…
http://www.alt-market.com/articles/37…
https://www.euractiv.com/section/clim…
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-ze…
Crop Loss Map: http://iceagefarmer.com/map/

‘Climate Emergency’: Ireland Set to Ban Private Cars While Planning Mass Third World Migration

Breitbart.com
20 June 2019
Virginia Hale


Drivers will be forced off the roads in Ireland and the population packed into “higher density” cities under a long-awaited climate plan which will ‘revolutionise’ people’s lifestyle and behaviours, according to local media.

“Nudge” policies such as huge tax hikes, as well as bans and red tape outlined in the plan, will pave the way to a “vibrant” Ireland of zero carbon emissions by 2050 according to the government, which last year committed to boost the country’s 4.7 million-strong population by a further million with mass migration.

In order to avert a “climate apocalypse”, the government plans to force people “out of private cars because they are the biggest offenders for emissions”, according to transport minister Shane Ross whose proposals — which include banning fossil fuel vehicles from towns and cities nationwide — are posed to cripple ordinary motorists, local media reports.

Launching the plan in Dublin, leader Leo Varadkar outlined his vision for an Ireland of ‘higher density’ cities consisting of populations whose lifestyles and behaviours have been totally transformed by ‘carrot and stick’ policies outlined in the climate plan.

“Our approach will be to nudge people and businesses to change behaviour and adapt new technologies through incentives, disincentives, regulations and information,” the globalist prime minister said.

“We are going to change how electricity is produced and consumed, how our homes and workplaces are heated; the way we travel; the types of vehicles we purchase; and how food is produced.

“It’s about vibrant, populated city centres, liveable, with excellent amenities and transport as we embrace higher densities.”

The document, which was unveiled on Tuesday, features more than 180 measures to decarbonise the Irish economy including making private car ownership prohibitively expensive — with petrol and diesel car sales banned by 2030, a date by which it says general carbon tax will be increased from €20 a tonne to “at least” €80.

In addition, the plans demand that coal and peat-fired power stations are replaced with wind farms and other “green” energy sources in order to meet the requirement that 70 per cent of electricity will be generated from renewables by 2030.

But plans to dramatically slash carbon emissions by ditching tried and tested energy sources such as coal and nuclear in favour of renewables will necessarily result in a collapse in living standards according to scientists including Cambridge engineering professor Michael Kelly, who has previously explained that such proposals “represent total madness”.

“In energy terms the current generation of renewable energy technologies alone will not enable a civilised modern society to continue,” he asserted in a peer-reviewed paper published in 2016, pointing out that renewables such as solar, wind, and hydro power supply just seven per cent of electricity needs globally while “the rate at which fossil fuels are growing is seven times that at which the low carbon energies are growing”.

The Hughes Medal-decorated physicist cautioned: “The call to decarbonise the global economy by 80% by 2050 can now only be described as glib in my opinion, as the underlying analysis shows it is only possible if we wish to see large parts of the population die from starvation, destitution or violence in the absence of enough low-carbon energy to sustain society.”

The War On Meat: New York City Bans Hotdogs

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio used executive powers to push through Green New Deal policies as part of the ‘One NYC 2050’ aka the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The new policy will phase out processed meats and reduce beef by 50% for all schools, jails, hospitals and cafeterias where government workers eat. Looking further into the policies reveals a slow creep towards an eventual mandated vegan diet in the name of ‘climate change’.