In the new religion of
climate change and Gaia worship, every word is identified by
'intelligent' computers, assessed for theological compliance,
compiled into bite-sized 'fact checks' - and sold to interested
government and private parties.
Major company clients are said to be,
Bespoke packages are available for governments and private companies who fear their 'brand' may be under threat - and a recent Big Brother Watch report revealed that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) entered into two contracts with the company worth £1,264,392 to monitor "disinformation" in 2021 and 2022.
Big Brother Watch found that Logically,
Fake news is said by Logically to have plagued governments all over the world for the last five years,
The company says that governments,
As the catastrophic implications of Net Zero become generally apparent, it might be noted that political elites may well need all the help they can get in neutralizing growing popular opposition.
In March 2021, Logically launched its 'flagship' threat intelligence platform,
The company says its mission is to protect democratic debate by providing access to "trustworthy information."
On the climate front, misinformation is defined as,
The notions contained in this definition are of course anti-science - it is hard to find words that differ so much from the traditional Popperian view that all science should be testable and able to be proved false.
If a conclusion cannot be proved wrong - as with climate models attributing single weather events to long-term climate change - it is simply an opinion, not a scientific hypothesis.
Contradicting - or rather critically appraising - what is considered scientific evidence is what scientists do as they seek to discover the truth.
Expert consensus is of course a purely political term.
Perish the thought that the expert consensus should ever be contradicted.
'Fact-checking' is much in vogue these days.
There is obviously money to be made since the major social media platforms have partnerships with a variety of suppliers including mainstream media operations.
Last year the Daily Sceptic was hit with what appeared to be a short but concerted campaign of climate fact checks from companies such as,
These followed hot on the heels of fact checks of our lockdown and vaccine coverage by companies like Logically.
Interested readers can look in the Daily Sceptic's archive and note we replied to each attack, pointing out that no identifiable published facts had been proved to be untrue.
(See Will Jones's reply to a Logically fact check here.)
Needless to say, the stories attracted various labels such as incorrect, false or misleading. After two particularly inept tries by Reuters, a polite note was sent to the company along the lines of "this nuisance must now cease."
It appears to have stopped, for the moment, but the damage has been done.
In spite of our stout rebuttals, legitimate, fact-based stories in the Daily Sceptic - and other inquiring publications - are plastered with warnings or worse, downplayed and canceled in the online public spaces.
To give just one example, NewsGuard, a company that gives news publishing sites a score out of 100 according to how safe they are to advertise on, has given the Daily Sceptic 37.5 points because, in the words of one of its executives:
In other words, we've been judged untrustworthy because of the fact checks carried out by Logically and others.
That's why we struggle to get a decent quantity of advertising (Google Ads has blocked us).
Logically appears to have been very busy of late building up a large portfolio of fact-check work.
The methods used appear to revolve around extensive computer trawls picking up pre-programmed phrases disputing the 'settled' nostrums of climate science.
The company then tries to refute the story with other material picked up on the web.
It is possible that there are one or two people who need clarification on these matters, but a more cynical explanation is that a few nutjobs are inserted to cast doubt on anyone who dissents from climate dogma, including those making factually robust claims.
This particular fact check by Logically doesn't get off to the best start since it repeats the falsehood that one-third of the country was submerged on August 31st.
Climate change 'deniers' are said to have created a 'false narrative' about the floods in Pakistan, claiming that climate change is not the prime cause.
The unhinged view of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is quoted, claiming the country is going through a "monsoon on steroids."
In fact, observations show that such events in Pakistan were frequent in the past.
The above graph, published recently by the World Bank, shows that rainfall has been stable in Pakistan for over a century...!
A different tack is taken when examining claims that global warming ran out of steam over two decades ago.
Climate skeptics are said to allege that there has been no warming recently,
As regular readers of the Daily Sceptic will know, we state that rises in global temperatures have slowed considerably since the turn of the century, and we quote accurate satellite data.
Logically says it is a misrepresentation to quote from such a short period.
Of course, climate trends become established over lengthy periods.
However, at a time when humans populations are being freaked out by politicians and green activists quoting,
...it is relevant to note that warming in the first 22 years of the century is barely more than 0.1°C.
The logic behind Logically's intelligence, artificial or otherwise, is that quoting years of data to show the global temperature is stable after a short warming period is wrong, but attributing a single weather event in Pakistan to unproven long-term human-caused changes in the climate is somehow good science...
What price misinformation...?