Fri, 5 May 2023
Google has been found to have monetized videos promoting climate crisis misinformation on YouTube as recently as April 2023, according to a report by the Climate Action Against Disinformation coalition. The report highlights 100 videos denying that greenhouse gas emissions caused by burning fossil fuels are responsible for climate change, as well as 100 videos featuring deceptive content on tackling climate change. Google updated its policies in October 2021 to prohibit ads and monetization of content contradicting the scientific consensus on climate change. However, examples of videos violating this policy still ran with preroll advertising for a mosquito lamp.
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Category:climate change -- posted at: 10:49am EDT