Should Google censor climate change skeptics?
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 JunkScience.com 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.