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UN official admits Google’s algorithm manipulates climate info

Google is manipulating what climate change info appears at the top of searches, according to a top United Nations official.

Melissa Fleming, who is UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, made the remarks while speaking at a World Economic Forum (WEF) event.

The WEF is the group known most notably for advocating for “the Great Reset,” with the group’s founder and head, Klaus Schwab, popularising the phrase “you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy.”

During a discussion of “Sustainable Development,” Fleming spoke of how the UN had “partnered” with Google to manipulate search results when one looks up climate change.

“We partnered with Google, for example,” she said.

“If you google “climate change,” at the top of your search you will get all kinds of UN resources.”

Fleming explained that the reason this was done was to counter “distorted” info around the issue.

“We started this partnership when we were shocked to see that when we googled “climate change,” we were getting incredibly distorted information right at the top,” she said.

“So we are becoming much more proactive. We own the science, and we think that the world should know it. And the platforms themselves also do.”

Earlier this year, major social media site Pinterest outright banned alleged climate change “misinformation” from their platform.

In addition, YouTube and parent company Google banned ads on so-called climate change “misinformation” last year, meaning that such content cannot be monetised.

 

 

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