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Facebook Failed to Label Top Posts From Climate Change-Deniers

Facebook Failed to Label Top Posts From Climate Change-Deniers

In new research released Wednesday, February 23, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) reported that Facebook did not add content warning labels to over 50% of top posts from climate change-deniers. Now called Meta, Facebook has been in hot water regarding its role in spreading misinformation.

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    Facebook Failed to Label Top Posts From Climate Change-Deniers

    Facebook Failed to Label Top Posts From Climate Change-Deniers

    In new research released Wednesday, February 23, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) reported that Facebook did not add content warning labels to over 50% of top posts from climate change-deniers. Now called Meta, Facebook has been in hot water regarding its role in spreading misinformation.

    ‘Overwhelming’ Evidence Facebook Is Failing to Tackle Climate Misinformation

    ‘Overwhelming’ Evidence Facebook Is Failing to Tackle Climate Misinformation

    By Rich Collett-White Facebook is “fuelling climate misinformation” through its failure to get to grips with misleading content, according to a new report that calls on companies to boycott the platform until significant action is taken. Campaign group Stop Funding Heat, which produced the report, warns that the problem is likely to escalate in the […]

    When the Government Failed Puerto Rico, Local Communities Stepped Up

    When the Government Failed Puerto Rico, Local Communities Stepped Up

    By Coral Natalie Negrón Almodóvar The Earth began to shake as Tamar Hernández drove to visit her mother in Yauco, Puerto Rico, on Dec. 28, 2019. She did not feel that first tremor — she felt only the ensuing aftershocks — but she worried because her mother had an ankle injury and could not walk. […]

    Youtube Still Promotes Climate Disinformation, Report Finds

    Youtube Still Promotes Climate Disinformation, Report Finds

    By Dana Drugmand You don’t have to look far to find misinformation about climate science continuing to spread online through prominent social media channels like YouTube. That’s despite the overwhelming scientific consensus that humans are driving the climate crisis. A new report by the global activist NGO Avaaz reveals that, despite YouTube’s pledge to combat […]