Greenpeace tells YouTube CEO to censor “greenwashing”

Aug 11, 2022 | Political News

Climate activists’ new deplatforming target is a big one: the oil industry. On its website, Greenpeace is running a petition addressed to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, urging her to ban ads placed by companies like BP and Shell.

The petition’s goal is to collect 75,000 supporters; and what these “fossil fuel companies” are accused of is “greenwashing” which, according to Greenpeace, YouTube needs to add to its ever-growing list of censorship targets.

Greenwashing is a term used to describe a company deceptively promoting its products as environmentally friendly, such as lying they are made from recycled materials.