New research suggests Google let media outlet advertise climate change misinformation

CONTENT: The Center for Countering Digital Hate, a non-profit company countering online hate and disinformation, released new research suggesting that Google profited over the past year from running ads in search results that promote misinformation about climate change, despite having committed in 2021 with a policy that prohibits this practice.

Using Semrush, a commercial analytics tool, researchers found phrases and search terms that The Daily Wire, media outlet conceived by Ben Shapiro, paid to advertise its content questioning climate change. Over 15 search terms, such as ‘climate change is a hoax’ were associated with climate change misinformation.