YouTube Overrules Opposition to Climate Change via Wikipedia

NewsBusters | 8/9/2018 | Staff
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YouTube has decided that its viewers and content creators are only allowed to believe what they decide is right — especially when it comes to climate change.

As reported by BuzzFeed, the video platform has begun “combating scientific misinformation” by putting Wikipedia entries at the bottom of all climate change videos produced by conservatives. PragerU’s video, hosted by Richard Lindzen, which discussed climate change, had a “fact check” about global warming placed at the bottom from YouTube.

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YouTube deployed a similar strategy on a CNN video that hosted a debate between television host Bill Nye and founder of Climate Depot Marc Morano. This time a blurb about the “realities of global warming” appeared on the bottom of the screen. In a statement to the Media Research Center, Morano said, “The fact check completely misses the point.This is only the beginning of the appeasement of activists by YouTube.”

He went on to call the YouTube policy “virtue signaling” and said that “This is the end of any hint that the left has any tolerance. That notion is gone now that they are going after conservative content.”

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YouTube clearly decided to pick a side in the controversial debate, using the sentence from Wikipedia:...
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