YouTube pressured to demonetise and delist viral climate denial videos

Jan 16, 2020 - The Drum

A US activist group has slammed YouTube for allowing climate denial videos to profit on its platform.

Avaaz undertook a study to learn how Google is shaping climate change discourse as we approach the 11-year deadline set out by the UN – the so-called point of no return to undo manmade climate change. It found that ads from major brands such as Samsung, L’Oreal and Danone had appeared next to a host of climate disinformation videos.

According to the non-profit's research, 16% o...