Should Google censor climate change skeptics?

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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Should or could Google begin to censor viewpoints which are skeptical of climate change from searches?

… A writer at the Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media seems to think it’s worth considering. Here is an excerpt:

A recent Yale Forum analysis indicates that misleading websites constitute more than 10 percent of high-ranking results for climate-related searches. Some of those sites make wildly inaccurate claims about cosmic rays and the benign nature of carbon dioxide. One top-ranked religious site explains that warming might return Earth to the conditions present in the Garden of Eden.

As notes, the Yale Forum goes on to add that:

Meanwhile, can search engines do a better job of pointing the public toward credible sites?

A Google spokeswoman, who insisted on anonymity because she is not a Google executive, said the company is always looking for ways to improve results. “Last year, we made 500 changes to the algorithm to improve search quality,” she said.

Matt K. Lewis