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Facebook Censor Mike Shellenberger For Telling The Truth

July 8, 2020

By Paul Homewood

 

h/t Mr GrimNasty

 

Facebook censors strike!

 

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https://twitter.com/ShellenbergerMD/status/1280598424174292992

Not for the first time, Facebook have acted on the request of a fake Factcheck from climate activists.

Readers may recall a similar occurrence a few months ago, when Facebook objected to an article about the Australian bushfires. which originated from the NSW firefighters association. As with this one, Facebook were acting upon a “Factcheck” from an outfit called Climate Feedback.

As I showed at the time, the “Factcheck” was totally erroneous. At the time, I wrote to Climate Feedback and asked them to retract, as this was the only way Facebook were prepared to reverse their objection. I received no reply.

No surprise then that the censorship of Shellenberger this time is the result of a “Factcheck” from the same Climate Feedback group.

Mike Shellenberger gives a lot more detail in his twitter feed, linked above.

19 Comments
  1. cajwbroomhill permalink
    July 8, 2020 7:05 pm

    Factchecks are evidently just political advertising disguised as the truth.

    If I am right, they should be geeted by ironic bitter, laughs.

    • July 9, 2020 5:21 pm

      We’ll all remember Obama’s UN Ambassador Susan Rice being sent out to all of the morning news shows to lie about what happened in Benghazi. With all of the more recently released emails, committee transcripts, we know that she lied about a number of things,

      Fact: @PolitiFact was founded in 2007 and has ZERO checks on Susan Rice.

      Surely, PolitiFact was well aware that Rice should be factchecked, but as is often the case, made the decision not to, as they knew what the result would be. Democrats are not usually factchecked, unless the outcome works to their advantage.

  2. Geoff B permalink
    July 8, 2020 7:26 pm

    wow the green blob has got its back to the wall, fighting to survive,,,,whoopee

  3. CheshireRed permalink
    July 8, 2020 7:52 pm

    Every time the Green Blob pull another act of blatant censorship they erode their credibility further while converting several thousand more sceptics.

    Meanwhile Boris is utterly silent on activist-driven SM censorship.

    • July 9, 2020 9:01 am

      The problem is that the drive to censor and or shut down debate is across the board from gender and feminism to the revolutionary marxist nonsense of BLM and also climate. All products of marxist Critical Theory The attack on free speech is critical to the purveyors of tripe because if there IS free speech then the garbage they peddle will not stand up to scrutiny. The same goes for either censorship as in this case or news blackouts as is the case for both the “impartial” B(LM)BC and the Gruaniad who simply do not present any news which does not fit the marxist narrative on any subject, most clearly when it relates to climate fraud.

  4. JimW permalink
    July 8, 2020 8:19 pm

    Why the hell has this guy got a stupid face mask on?

  5. dennisambler permalink
    July 9, 2020 8:14 am

    The same crew of “fact checkers” that are being quoted here to silence the CO2 coalition:
    https://www.climatedepot.com/2020/07/03/co2-coalition-responds-to-calls-for-facebook-censorship/?

    https://sciencefeedback.co/team-advisors-contributors/
    Chief of operations is Susanna Nilstam
    “Susanna completed a Master degree in Marketing & Business Administration at Lund University School of Economics and Management. She worked for many years as Head of Marketing for a French Film Distribution Company, until deciding to join On Purpose – a one-year leadership program supporting experienced professionals to switch into the social enterprise sector.”

    • StephenP permalink
      July 9, 2020 8:35 am

      On Purpose sounds a bit like Common Purpose in the UK.
      CP trains people for leadership.
      It does explain why senior people in all sectors of modern society seem to come out of a common mould. Their favourite word seems to be NO.

      • dennisambler permalink
        July 9, 2020 12:04 pm

        They have another one:

        Marie Penché
        Fundraising & Development Officer

        “Marie completed a master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the French IMT Lille Douai engineering school. She worked for 10 years as Project Manager in the telecommunications sector, until she felt the need to work for purpose-driven organisations.

        She recently initiated a transition to the social enterprise sector by joining the On Purpose Associate program and, as such, joined Science Feedback for a 6-month placement. She will focus on fundraising activities and also drive workflows improvement.”

    • C Lynch permalink
      July 9, 2020 10:17 am

      Another expert climate scientist so. Not! The Irish Times is the daily newspaper of choice of the Woke here in Ireland. The have a non stop flow of Alarmist opinion pieces in which the writer is purports to be a climate scientist until you check the qualifications and they are invariably activists with a sociology background doing some bullshit doctorate in something like “The role of Women in achieving climate justice.”

  6. Mike Jackson permalink
    July 9, 2020 11:08 am

    Paul — Just a reminder. The name is Shellenburger. Never hurts to get people’s names right. 😉

  7. dennisambler permalink
    July 9, 2020 12:32 pm

    There seems to be a MIT connection here. Founder of this group, Emmanuel Vincent, completed his post-doc there in 2014, “studying how the Ocean controls Hurricane intensity and how Hurricane can in turn influence the climate via their interaction with the Ocean.”
    http://emmanuel.vincent.earth/

    It wouldn’t surprise me if he had as a supervisor, Professor Kerry Emmanuel, Hurricane alarmist and climate insurance specialist, who is listed as an adviser for these “fact checkers” group: “In the Eye of the $torm – Kerry Emmanuel – The Non Political Scientist”
    http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/science-papers/originals/eye-of-the-storm.

    Ironically, MIT was also the science home of emeritus atmospheric scientist Richard Lindzen,
    now on the GWPF advisory board. He has in the past published with Emmanuel but the latter jumped on the bandwagon and they have disagreed for some time.

    This is a criticism by Professor Lindzen of an op-ed by Emmanuel written with Peter Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists: https://www.masterresource.org/north-gerald-texas-am/lindzen-vs-emanuel-non-sequitur-mit-climate-scientists-on-the-policy-implications-of-global-warming/

    Frumhoff was instrumental in starting the “attribution-reparation” bandwagon in 2012, with people like Naomi Oreskes and Myles Allen.

    Lindzen of course is now a “climate change denier” and no doubt will be blocked on Facebook:

    https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06032017/climate-change-denial-scientists-richard-lindzen-mit-donald-trump

  8. It doesn't add up... permalink
    July 9, 2020 12:32 pm

    At least Quillette have stepped up to the plate:

    https://quillette.com/2020/07/08/why-i-believe-climate-change-is-not-the-end-of-the-world/

    The first chapter of Shellenberg’s book Apocalypse Never published online. Share it widely.

    • Matt Dalby permalink
      July 12, 2020 12:41 am

      Quillette have also just published an article on free speech:

      https://quillette.com/2020/07/06/free-speech-is-a-value-not-a-right/

      They basically make the point that companies like Facebook and Twitter have created a space, and therefore own that space, which gives them the right to control what is and isn’t allowed to be said in that space. While I believe in free speech and hate to see people censored for any reason other than genuine hate speech, I have to agree with the article (or at least can’t think of a valid counter argument).

  9. JCalvertN permalink
    July 9, 2020 1:22 pm

    Fact check is like your mother-in-law adjudicating an argument with your wife.

  10. tom0mason permalink
    July 10, 2020 3:45 am

    What people need to remember is that today we are in a propaganda war. In this war, truth is redundant, reduced to a meaningless concept through sophistry for Facebook,YouTube, twitter, etc. Only opinions matter! That and maintaining a high click rate, or listenership, readership or viewing figures that matter!
    On the topic of climate the censors at Facebook etc., espouse the belief that only consensus blessed MODELLED science, i.e. computer generated faux science offering ‘existential’ threats to all life on the planet, is worthy science.
    Twitter censors, Google’s YouTube censors, Facebook censors instinctively know that consensus science of unreal and outrageous (computer modelled) theories always trump mere scientific observations to the contrary. The community of the ‘scientific’ consensus tells them it is so. This is the upside-down cyber world, where censors are misnamed ‘fact checkers’, in an attempt to give them an air of authority despite their obvious bias, where lies are paraded as truths and truth is derided as lies, deceit, or even malevolent conspiracy building.

    Today’s popular social media’s ‘reason d’etre’ for being is not to allow the free and open flow of conversation, knowledge and ideas, it is all about methods of controlling ideas and perceptions of truth via censoring and public scorn. Crush the disbelievers voice, make them outcasts from the platform, reduce their social worth.
    As Adolf Schicklgruber explained in his seminal work “My Struggle” for two (tedious) chapters on propaganda is a tool —

    Ever since I have been scrutinizing political events, I have taken a tremendous interest in propagandist activity. I saw that the Socialist-Marxist organizations mastered and applied this instrument with astounding skill.

    and

    The second really decisive question was this: To whom should propaganda be addressed? To the scientifically trained intelligentsia or to the less educated masses?
    It must be addressed always and exclusively to the masses.
    What the intelligentsia – or those who today unfortunately often go by that name – what they need is not propaganda but scientific instruction. The content of propaganda is not science any more than the object represented in a poster is art. The art of the poster lies in the designer’s ability to attract the attention of the crowd by form and color.

    A similar situation prevails with what we today call propaganda.
    The function of propaganda does not lie in the scientific training of the individual, but in calling the masses’ attention to certain facts, processes, necessities, etc., whose significance is thus for the first time placed within their field of vision. The whole art consists in doing this so skillfully that everyone will be convinced that the fact is real, the process necessary, the necessity correct, etc.

    (from Volume One – A Reckoning Chapter VI: War Propaganda)

    And it is reference to this book (or something very like it) with its ideas about how to lie convincingly and influence mass populations, that has helped to define the way these ‘social media’ companies, and many other transnational companies effectively hollow out society and exploit the void.

  11. July 13, 2020 12:29 pm

    “I have been censored by Facebook for telling the truth about climate change and species extinction.”

    What is that truth?
    And how was it determined?
    Just curious.

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