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Intentional Google Search Bias Paper Published

My new research paper A Method of Google Search Bias Quantification and Its Applications in Climate Debate and General Political Discourse is published in WUWT.  Most people observe that Google search results on political topics are left leaning.  But, it was hard to determine whether such leaning was a simple reflection of the left/liberal cultural dominance on the web, or if the Google search team intentionally (or “artificially”) biased rankings.  This paper demonstrates and even quantifies such intentional or artificial bias.

After publication, I found a 2016 study that also shows that Google results are artificially biased in favor of liberal ideology and Democratic Party candidates: Google bias in search results; 40% lean left or liberal (Matt Bentley / CanIRank.com).  From the Matt Bentley study:

“Does it make sense, for example, that someone researching “Republican platform” should be presented only the official text of the platform and seven left-leaning results highly critical of that platform, with zero results supporting it?”

“… we would expect top ranked search results to have more external links compared to lower ranked search results.  Instead, pages demonstrating a left or far left political slant made it into the top results with significantly fewer external links compared to pages rated balanced. Pages with a right-leaning slant needed significantly more links to make it into the top results.”

“According to recent Google findings, online search is the resource that 87% of the population turns to first when a question arises. Online search plays a particularly prominent role in the democratic process during election season. During the 2012 election cycle, a survey of persuadable voters revealed that 49% get their news about campaigns and the election online, largely through search engines like Google, and that these voters generally trust the information they find online. Top search results are broadly perceived as being the most accurate and authoritative by members of the public with the first five search results accounting for an estimated 67% of all clicks and the first three results alone accounting for over 55% of all clicks. In their 2015 study, Robert Epstein and Ronald Robertson concluded that the order of search results can have a big impact on voter behavior — and in the event of a close election, this effect could even be profound enough to determine the outcome of the election.”

Facebook Filtered out Conservatives for Years

Contrary to its claims that Trending stories were selected automatically, Facebook used a team of hand-picked leftist journos that routinely suppressed “conservative” news.  Facebook denies that, but its Guidelines had an obvious effect: a very aggressive filtering out of conservative news.

Gizmodo, May 9, 2016: Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News (1)

Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users. Continue reading Facebook Filtered out Conservatives for Years

You wouldn’t believe who’s behind “Battle for the Net”

The main organization behind the malicious smear campaign that fraudulently uses the phrase “net neutrality” is Free Press, a revolutionary Marxist group.  Robert W. McChesney, a founder of Free Press, sounds like Lenin.  From his 2014 article Sharp Left Turn for the Media Reform Movement (emphasis  is mine):

“In subsequent years the U.S. media reform movement blossomed, led primarily by a group I co-founded, Free Press. On a number of major issues … Free Press led the charge in Washington, DC. The thinking behind the group and the movement was to have one foot in the battles of the day as they were being fought in the capital, while having another foot doing organizing in the field, with the idea of expanding popular awareness and involvement in the movement. We realized that for most people the range of media policy outcomes then countenanced in Washington seemed abstract or inconsequential. We needed to capture their imagination with bold and radical proposals. The strategy was to create an army for structural media reform …”
Continue reading You wouldn’t believe who’s behind “Battle for the Net”

Net Neutrality Realism

Quotes from dissenting opinions on the Federal Communication Commission “Open Internet Order” (FCC-15-24).

Commissioner Ajit Pai (now FCC Chairman):

Americans love the free and open Internet.  We relish our freedom to speak, to post, to rally, to learn, to listen, to watch, and to connect online.  The Internet has become a powerful force for freedom, both at home and abroad.  So it is sad to witness the FCC’s unprecedented attempt to replace that freedom with government control.

It shouldn’t be this way.  For twenty years, there’s been a bipartisan consensus in favor of a free and open Internet.  A Republican Congress and a Democratic President enshrined in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 the principle that the Internet should be a ‘vibrant and competitive free market . . . unfettered by Federal or State regulation.’ And dating back to the Clinton Administration, every FCC Chairman—Republican and Democrat—has let the Internet grow free from utility-style regulation.”

But today, the FCC abandons those policies.  …  It seizes unilateral authority to regulate Internet conduct … . So why is the FCC changing course?  Why is the FCC turning its back on Internet freedom?  …  We are flip-flopping for one reason and one reason alone.  President Obama told us to do so.

The Commission’s decision to adopt President Obama’s plan marks a monumental shift toward government control of the Internet.  It gives the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how the Internet works.”  Continue reading Net Neutrality Realism

The New York Lies: All the Lies that are Left to Print

Parody on the NY Times logo: The New York Lies: All the Lies that are Left to Print
The New York Lies: All the Lies that are Left to Print

Co-written with H.J.

Following the main article in WattsUpWithThat about the New York Times shamelessly revising already published articles, we added a few more observations and examples of inappropriate revisions.  These cases are outside the topic of climate debate. The revisions are substantial, undisclosed, and Continue reading The New York Lies: All the Lies that are Left to Print

More Media Caught Stealthily Altering Published Articles

Co-written with H.J.

It’s no secret that formerly respectable and mainstream media outlets became fake news purveyors.  Whatever it is that drove journalists to lie and manipulate, the evidence is there to prove their intent to deceive.

Much like television commercials and print advertisements, news stories are written to sell the reader something. Many times, what the news outlets are selling is politically motivated. On almost any given topic they choose to cover, they’ve been seen to cherry pick quotes that are in line with their interests and agendas, to omit relevant information that may harm their stand on something, and to use language that falsely imputes guilt on Republicans and conservatives.

The list below includes several examples of stealthy and manipulative alterations of already published  news articles by the Washington Post and CNN. Continue reading More Media Caught Stealthily Altering Published Articles

Offices of Real Scientists were Shot at after the March of Fake Ones

Seven shots  were fired at the office of Dr. John Christy in the University of Alabama after the “March for Science.”

Dr. Roy Spencer, another climate realist working in the same building, writes:

“Given that this was Earth Day weekend, with a March for Science passing right past our building on Saturday afternoon, I think this is more than coincidence.”

“Local news reports that UAH police have classified this as a ‘random shooting’. So, the seven Belgian 5.7 millimeter bullets which hit windows and bricks around John Christy’s office from 70 yards away were apparently deemed to be ‘random’ occurrence.”

Belgian 5.7 millimeter cartridges can be only Continue reading Offices of Real Scientists were Shot at after the March of Fake Ones

How many Lies can one New York Times Article Contain?

Listed below are 15 lies in this NYT article .  This is after the article was corrected on March 4, 2017, two days after it was originally published.

The article’s title is: “Top Trump Advisers Are Split on Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Lie #1. Trump advisors are not split on the Paris agreement.  The U.S. is not a part of the Paris agreement, because this agreement has not been ratified by the Senate.  All parties of the Paris agreement knew that Obama’s signature did not bind the U.S.  Whether the Trump administration repudiates or just ignores that agreement is hairsplitting.  Besides, having different opinions is normal.  Only Obama’s administration was a single-opinion government.  Next: Continue reading How many Lies can one New York Times Article Contain?

Who leans left, falls left. The Dirty 129

This is a summary of When Silicon Valley Went Off the Cliff, focusing on connections and parallels between the short lived “ban alarmism” and climate alarmism.  From January 28 through  February 8, a number of Silicon Valley and Washington state corporate executives participated in an attempt to topple President Trump, orchestrated by the Left after President Trump signed  the original order, Executive Order No. 13769 Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States on January 27.  WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, one of the Attorneys General United for Clean Power, filed a stinky lawsuit against President Trump and succeeded to halt implementation of the Executive order.  129 corporations, who hold monopolies in Internet search, “social media,” TV and movie streaming, as well as other markets for speech and press, filed an Amici Brief supporting the rogue Attorney General against the President.  Their reaction to the Executive order was so out of proportion that an analogy with climate alarmism immediately sprung  to mind.  Here, I do not recite the original Executive order because I expect that readers did not trust to the Fake Stream Media reporting about it.

Some of the social dynamics behind this overreaction are described in the essay When Silicon Valley Went Off the Cliff.  This new low looks like a development of climate alarmism, compressed in time from 30 years to 10 days and happening on the scale of corporations instead of nations.  Like a small scale experiment with societal instability, one might say.   Continue reading Who leans left, falls left. The Dirty 129

“Climate Science” is Upside Down (recap)

Short recap for the FSM viewers and readers:

The so-called “climate science” is completely upside down.  The anthropogenic release of carbon dioxide (CO2) is beneficial for humans and nature.  Approximately 15% of the world’s agricultural production is due to the elevated amount of CO2 in the air (see reference [1]).  The small and slow warming, which is expected from CO2 release, is also beneficial for humans and nature.  (There was steep warming probably due to solar activity increase in the 80’s and 90’s but no warming in the last 19 years.)   The claims that “climate change” is to blame for all the world’s disasters are nothing but myths.  I cannot go into details in this short post, but the science matters were mostly settled in the 1983 Nierenberg Report with the most un-alarming conclusions.  After that, the genuine scientific research and observations suggested that there’s even less concern to be had about potential harm and actually more benefits. For example, it was found that increase of CO2 concentration in the air not only enhances plant growth but decreases plant water demand [1].  The politics of climate alarmism (conceived by the United Nations politicians) gave birth to the perverted “climate science,” not other way around.  Continue reading “Climate Science” is Upside Down (recap)

Rupert Darwall, The Age of Global Warming

Darwall, Rupert. The Age of Global Warming: A History , 2014.  Selected quotes (emphasis is mine):

“In 1966, [Barbara] Ward gave a lecture, Space Ship Earth, in which she argued that mankind’s survival depended on developing a government of the world. The longevity of China’s government, Mao being the latest dynasty, demonstrated that world government was possible. If two thousand years of rule can work for twenty-five per cent of the world’s population, ‘we can hardly argue that the task of government becomes a priori impossible simply because the remaining three-quarters are added’, Ward argued.” (Kindle Locations 1744-1748)

Yes, they used to honestly say world government, rather than evasive global governance.  And they wanted to create it by annexing the rest of the world to Mao’s China.  Continue reading Rupert Darwall, The Age of Global Warming

Bill Nye the Fake Science Guy on the Fake News

Apparently, producers and editors of the leftstream TV channels lost ability to distinguish fiction from reality.  Such TV genres as reality shows, environmentalist propaganda, and the liberal drivel in general blend reality and fiction in various ways.  Combined with echoes of academic postmodern contructivist theories, this leads to the current post-truth reporting.  Alternatively, the leftstream TV expresses contempt to its viewers.  Whatever the cause, the fictional character “Bill Nye the Science Guy” has been presented as a real scientist on ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN.

Bill Nye the Fake Science Guy Collage from ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN.

If you watch news on any of these channels, these might be fake news.  New York Times has called this actor “the science guy” as well.  Bill Nye receive BS in mechanical engineering in 1977 and worked as an engineer for some years after that.  By 1993 his engineering gig was over.  He has been an actor and a “TV personality” for the last 20 – 25 years.  He can be called a former engineer, if it helps.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Selfie of Bill Nye with Obama is from The Federalist.

Fake News with photos of Fake Scientists

Updated 01/05/2017: added another photo of the same fake scientists rally, presented as a fact by Poynter, a self-described fact-checker and “global leader in journalism”!

FAKE NEWS: “This is not normal – climate researchers take to the streets to protect science,” according to The Guardian.  The article purports to describe and illustrate a rally, held at AGU16 in San Francisco on December 13, 2016.

Fake news photo in The Guardian shows fake scientists in lab coatsThis Associated Press photo from the Guardian shows supposed scientists rally against Trump’s nominations Continue reading Fake News with photos of Fake Scientists

Lindzen: Global Warming and Irrelevance of Science

Excerpts from 2015 essay Global Warming and Irrelevance of Science by Prof. Richard Lindzen.

In many fields, governments have a monopoly on the support of scientific research….

…, the powers that be invent the narrative independently of the views of even cooperating scientists. It is, in this sense, that the science becomes irrelevant. This was certainly the case in the first half of the twentieth century, where we just have to look at Lysenkoism [1] in the former Soviet Union, Social Darwinism, and Eugenics throughout the western world [2], as well as, in the 1960s, the unfounded demonization of DDT [3]. Each phenomenon led to millions of deaths. And, in each case, the scientific community was essentially paralyzed, if not actually complicit. …

The implausibility or even outright silliness whereby global warming became global warming catastrophism (sometimes referred to as CAGW, catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) is so extensive that one hardly knows where to begin. …
Continue reading Lindzen: Global Warming and Irrelevance of Science

Brilliant Richard Lindzen, more links

Personal pages: MIT, Cato Institute, Heartland Institute.  Articles and essays in WattsUpWithThat. Examples:

How to Discuss CAGW (Lecture in Norway, 2015)

Lindzen: A recent exchange in the Boston Globe clearly illustrated the sophistic nature of the defense of global warming alarm

Laboratory Earth: The Planetary Gamble We Can’t Afford to Lose by Stephen H. Schneider (1997), Reviewed by Richard S. Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, MIT (1998). Few quotes:

“One would think it would be possible to present a coherent argument and discussion in a small book (154 pages plus 17 pages of introduction and preface), but Stephen Schneider fails.”

“As best I can tell, Schneider is trying to endorse both the study of the Earth as a system and the integrated assessment of potential damage from possible global warming. Schneider’s prejudice is revealed when he presents the Paul Ehrlich-John Holdren formula, I=PAT: Environmental Impact equals Population times Affluence per capita times Technology used. This is in the part of the introduction where Schneider introduces population, affluence and technology as “the enemy”. Here he also informs us that an altered climate is a “damaged climate.” Continue reading Brilliant Richard Lindzen, more links

Democrats “Discover” Foreign Interference in the US elections

Democrats and their allies have started blaming their election loss on alleged “Russian hacking,” and bitching about foreign interference in the US elections.  How hypocritical!

The Internet has opened American political processes for foreign interference.  Most of the foreign interference benefited extreme Left .  Starting with the Internet based organizations, such as MoveOn.org, foreign influence contributed to transformation of the old Democratic Party into its current radical shape.  The 2016 elections has been marked by the heaviest foreign meddling in the US history.  Almost all of it was in favor of the Democratic candidates.  Some of the most significant meddlers were:

  • The UN organization and its many branches
  • The Guardian, a media outlet of the British Left, partially financed by the British government

  • Greenpeace, WWF, FOE, and the rest of the European green establishment

  • The Climate Action Network with its 1,000+ foreign member organizations

  • The Quantum Group of Hedge Funds

The Democratic Party has embraced Climate Alarmism, Continue reading Democrats “Discover” Foreign Interference in the US elections

Useful Links for Climate Realism Novice

Richard Lindzen, The Origin and Nature of the Alleged Scientific Consensus, 1992.

More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims,  which updates the official Senate Minority Report: More Than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims; Scientists Continue to Debunk “Consensus” in 2008 & 2009.

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Minority Report, The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA, 2014, (makes a mistake of underestimating the top of the chain – foreign based transnationals, such as WWF and Greenpeace International.)

ClimateDepot & Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT),  2016 State of the Climate Report. Continue reading Useful Links for Climate Realism Novice

Intervention against AGs United for Money & Power

Yesterday I filed a Motion to Intervene in the lawsuit ExxonMobil v AG Healey (case 4:16-CV-469-K).  This fight is not between AG Healey and Exxon .  This fight is between AG Healey and the People.  The Left has been using large corporations as proxies to deny Americans their rights for long time.  The direct attacks failed, but attacks by proxies have been tremendously successful. Continue reading Intervention against AGs United for Money & Power

Mathematical Errors in IPCC Climate Models

In preparation of its texts, IPCC utilizes General Circulation Models (GCMs), analyzed using computers.  Such models, and the way in which IPCC utilizes them, exhibit — among others — the following errors.

There is no mathematical apparatus (i.e., proven theorems) behind these models and “ensembles”.  This fact makes the whole modeling exercise useless.  This fact also makes rigorous evaluation or criticism of these models very difficult or even impossible to do.  The following notes apply to the GCM models (including their more complex variations, such as AOGCM).  Continue reading Mathematical Errors in IPCC Climate Models

Conspicuous Absence of Specialized Hardware for Climate Models

The General Circulation Models (GCM), alleged by IPCC to forecast climate, are computationally intensive computer programs that repetitively perform the same task: integrating specific sets of differential equations, such as the primitive equations of weather. In such situations, a normal practice is developing specialized hardware for performing that task. One example is video encoding hardware, evolved from big boxes, that make grainy and jumpy 640×480 moving pictures, to the tiny circuits inside of the CPUs of modern cell phone, producing smooth 1920×1080 full motion video. Continue reading Conspicuous Absence of Specialized Hardware for Climate Models

CNN Forces its Meteorologist to Convert to Climate Cult

Yesterday, Bill Nye, a third sort actor playing a “Science Guy” on TV, while talking on the air to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, accused CNN meteorologist Chad Myers of being a “climate change denier”, and demanded action.

Nye: “And you know, here at CNN you have, essentially, a climate change denier meteorologist. Knock yourselves out, but this is a big problem and it’s not going to go away.”
Cuomo: “A bigger conversation for another day.”

Today, Chad Myers announced his conversion to Climate Cult!

When has the United States of America turned into Climatistan?

Climate Alarmism is like a Deadly Virus

Climate Alarmism can be compared to the HIV virus.  After entering a society, it attacks the main defense of the society against itself and similar threats – the scientific enterprise.  After the scientific enterprise was weakened enough, the society becomes defenseless against any pathogenic agenda, alleging scientific justification.  Climate Alarmism brings with it a number of such agendas, from shutting down the national energy infrastructure to banning free speech to submitting to the UN.  America became infected in 1992 through Al Gore and Timothy Wirth.

The World Wildlife Fund, having annual income around $800M, is one of the main culprits.  Continue reading Climate Alarmism is like a Deadly Virus

Where are Scientists in Climate Alarmism?

A remarkable thing about the Climate Alarmism chorus is almost total absence of scientists in it.  For example, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) could be better described as a Union of Con Scientists.  At a closer look, it is even worse:

The UCS President is a lawyer and former environmental bureaucrat.

The UCS Executive Director is a PhD in “health policy”.

Out of its 18 board members, there are only four former scientists – Richard Garwin, Kurt Gottfried, James McCarthy, and corrupt Mario MolinaContinue reading Where are Scientists in Climate Alarmism?

Richard Lindzen: Iron Triangle and Iron Rice Bowl, 2013

Science in the Public Square: Global Climate Alarmism and Historical Precedents, Richard Lindzen.

The central idea of the article is a vicious feedback loop: Scientists make meaningless or ambiguous statements => Advocates and media translate statements into alarmist declarations => Politicians respond to alarm by feeding scientists more money => [a larger number of scientists and pseudo-]Scientists make meaningless or ambiguous [or false] statements …

One precedent was “Lysenkoism”:

In the Soviet Union, Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (1898- 1976) promoted the Lamarckian view of the inheritance of acquired characteristics. Continue reading Richard Lindzen: Iron Triangle and Iron Rice Bowl, 2013

Obama vs the People, 2016

Is it normal for the President of the United States of America to threaten the People with military force? In his State of the Union speech, Obama said:

Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it. You will be pretty lonely, because you’ll be debating our military … and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to solve it. (link)

He said this only a few hours after allowing Iran to capture two Navy boats and their crew, to take the Navy sailors prisoners and compel a female captive to wear a hijab, and to force them all to kneel before Iranian National Guardsmen.

I know that before Obama, it was other way around: the armed forces defended America against foreign threats, instead of being pawns to “debate” their own citizens. This “debate offer” is something from the repertoire of African dictators, but even Obama’s fellow dictators do not threaten their subjects so overtly on behalf of foreign powers. And I doubt that many of them use weasel words like “carbon pollution.” Carbon dioxide in the air is not pollution, but plants’ nutrients, and of course carbon constitutes most of the dry mass of a human body.

Will this horror end after the November 2016 elections? Judging by the current trends, I am not so sure there will be elections at all.