You can earn money with YouTube through advertising and clicks. However, anyone who doubts man-made climate change in his videos will go away empty-handed in future. Experts see “a turning point in the climate denier industry” in the decision made by the parent company Google.
Google and Youtube exclude content that denies man-made climate change from advertising revenue. The Google Group announced that advertisements should no longer be placed around content that “contradicts the well-founded consensus around the existence and the reasons for climate change”. In other ways, too, such as paying for content, such false information should no longer be used to earn money.
According to the company, the new regulation is directed against claims that information on climate change is fraud. The denial of global warming and the share of humanity in this development should therefore also be sanctioned.
“Advertisers just don’t want their ads to be seen alongside such content,” said the number one advertising company on the Internet. The exclusion of climate change deniers from revenue is also related to its own efforts to become more sustainable and thus contribute to the fight against global warming, according to Google.
The “important decision” by Google to turn the money off producers of climate misinformation could “initiate a turnaround in the climate denier industry,” said the campaign leader of the non-governmental organization Avaaz, Fadi Quran. Three weeks before the UN climate conference in Glasgow, fake news about climate change was booming.
“For years, misinformation about the climate has confused public opinion and hampered political action against climate change, and YouTube has been the weapon of choice,” criticized Quran. He urged other online platforms such as Facebook to do the same with Google and its video portal.