Big Tech Pandemic

Patients in Wuhan, China, are being saved with high-dose vitamin C. In the U.S., you can get your Twitter or Facebook account deleted or your video scrubbed for even talking about it. American…

How people investigate — or don’t — fake news on Twitter and Facebook

University of Washington Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, provide people with a lot of information, but it’s getting harder and harder to tell what’s real and what’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

More hype on Typhoon Haiyan – this time from Supermandia and Masters of Disaster

Scott Mandia aka Supermandia crows in his Twitter feed this AM: The graph from Weather Underground’s Masters of Disaster, Dr. Jeff Masters, follows. But there’s only one problem – one…