Who Owns Science?

“Science is a method that can, in principle, be practiced by anyone. So no one can ‘own’ it. But don’t tell that to the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. The following is chilling: ‘Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary for Global Communications at the United Nations at [World Economic Forum] Disinformation’ event: “We partnered with Google,” said Fleming, adding, “for example, if you Google climate change, you will, at the top of your search, you will get all kinds of UN resources. We started this partnership when we were shocked to see that when we Googled climate change, we were getting incredibly distorted information right at the top. So we’re becoming much more proactive. We own the science, and we think that the world should know it, and the platforms themselves also do. Fleming also highlighted that the UN worked with TikTok on a project called Team Halo to boost COVID messaging coming from medical and scientific communities on the Chinese-owned video sharing platform. “We had another trusted messenger project, which was called ‘Team Halo’ where we trained scientists around the world and some doctors on TikTok, and we had TikTok working with us,” she said’ (Watts Up With That? Oct. 2022). There is nothing accessible from Google’s front page of search results other than global warming propaganda. It seems remarkable that, after just about everything the public health establishment said about covid turned out to be wrong, these people have not acquired the slightest bit of humility. This, from a professor of Global Economic Governance (!) at Oxford, is telling, and reflects a remarkable lack of self-awareness: ‘The good news is the elites across the world trust each other more and more. The bad news is that in every single country they were polling, the majority of people trusted their elites less.’ There is a lesson there, but it is one that those who purport to rule the world would rather ignore.”

“Who Owns Science?” Powerlineblog.com, Oct. 3, 2022