Big Tech Suppresses Information About the Health Damage It Inflicts on Kids

We believe that modern technology platforms, such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple, are even more powerful than most people realize – Eric Schmidt, Google, 2014 There is a preponderance of evidence that social media and smartphone usage seriously damage the mental health of adolescents. Suicide rates among adolescents and young women have skyrocketed from…

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Down with Internet Gatekeepers!

The main Internet gatekeepers and causes for concern are Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), and Microsoft (MSFT) – together, GFTM. Internet Gatekeepers’ Misconduct Google locked conservative University of Toronto professor Jordan B. Peterson out of all his Google accounts. The probable cause is his dissent with the identity politics of the Left, especially his…

Some quick housekeeping

Some of our users log in via twitter.  This causes them to show invalid email addresses in WordPress, usually some form of *example.com This is causing these users’ comments to get automatically black holed. I suggest these users use a WordPress log in with a valid email address. And if you feel like using this…

Banishing Questions and/or Dissenting Viewpoints

by Russell Cook Imagine a scenario where you believe a lack of public understanding about a critically important scientific issue is impeding progress on solving the issue. Since many common people communicate through social media, you’d welcome inquiries and constructive criticism from myriad Twitter users because this would allow you to not only solidify the…

The bogosity of Winter Storm Bodil

There’s so much desperation to tie extreme weather to climate change these days, that some people have taken to photoshopping faked images to make the point. In case you didn’t catch that, it’s a double entendre. Observe. Sadly, even the Danes have picked up the Weather Channel’s silly naming of non tropical and winter storms.…

Filter bubbles and the climate wars

I try to read opposing views often, as that pretty much fits my job description for running WUWT, but not everyone does this. Some people are so steeped in tribalism that they won’t even venture outside of their comfort zone to see what the other side is saying, and when offered information by “outsiders”, flatly…

A call to action – give #ClimateThanks

Another Internet campaign that could go horribly wrong… Tom Nelson advises me that the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications decided to prod readers into giving “Climate Thanks” this Thanksgiving on Twitter. A silly idea for sure, but certainly better than advocating eating “tofurkey” to lessen climate change. I’m sure WUWT readers have lots to…

WUWT: The newest entry on climate social media leaderboard

Welcome @wattsupwiththat: Straight in at #29 on @SustMeme Climate Change & Energy Top 500, with @solarcentury https://t.co/WvfJNNL85K — SustMeme Top 500 (@SustMemeTop500) October 29, 2013 The encouraging news is that WUWT is beating Andy Revkin’s “Dot Earth”, Climate Central, and “any weather event is AGW” CAP paid-for-activist Brad Johnson, see the screencap: