The Climate Censors
Whom does Facebook trust to censor?
A Ph.D. graduate from France.
The Frenchman, Emmanuel Vincent, started a group he calls "Climate Feedback." It does "a new kind of fact-checking."
It sure is new.
I released a video in which some climate scientists argue that climate change is not a "crisis." They believe people can adjust to changing temperatures.
Twenty-five million people watched the video.
But now Facebook will not show it to you because Emmanuel Vincent suddenly called it "partially false."
Vincent would not agree to an interview. Nor would most of his "reviewers." Only one, Patrick Brown, an assistant professor at San Jose State, agreed to an interview.
Brown doesn't like that my video suggests that America can adjust to rising sea levels by building dikes and doing other things like Holland has.
That's "not the mainstream view," he says.
Brown claims sea levels could rise 200 feet.
"You're citing an extreme," I point out. "The IPCC doesn't consider that likely."
"I don't know if they assess sea level rise out to a thousand years," he responds.
No. Of course, they don't.
It's absurd that Facebook lets Climate Feedback censor me because of something that might happen in 1,000 years.
My video also questioned the claim that hurricanes have gotten stronger.
"Misleads viewers," said Climate Feedback.
But on this topic, reviewer Brown said my video is accurate! "That's wrong that you were criticized for saying that," he says. "The IPCC (doesn't) claim that (hurricanes)... droughts... floods are increasing."
Later Brown emailed us, saying that "the problem is omission of contextual information rather than 'facts' being 'wrong.'"
Oh. Climate Feedback's "fact-check" wasn't about actual facts.
"It's a tonal thing," Brown told me.
Facebook censors me because climate alarmists don't like my "tone."
No one has responded.