Google’s Discover feed has promoted climate change-denying content to readers, according to a report published by BuzzFeed News on September 5th.
About a year ago, Google launched an updated tool to tailor the content feed on its apps and mobile browser homepage. The Discover feed, Google said in its launch announcement, “makes exploring your interests easier than ever.” BuzzFeed News spoke to eight people who saw articles in their feeds that refute climate science. Each of the people it spoke to either works in an environmental field or is interested in climate change.
The content that users reported seeing had titles like “Bipartisan Panel of Scientists Confirms Humans are NOT Responsible for Past 20,000 Years of Global Warming.” In reality, mountains of evidence have led to a scientific consensus that points to humans as the culprit behind climate change.
Mountains of evidence have led to scientific consensus that points to humans as the culprit behind climate change