Online influencers, fossil fuel companies and some of the countries attending COP28 have nourished a feedback loop of falsehoods.
CAAD's latest report unveils the impact of climate mis- and disinformation, shedding light on the roles played by the fossil fuel lobby, state-affiliated entities, and the online 'outrage economy.
This episode explores the concerning rise of climate change disinformation on prominent social networks. It highlights how social media has exacerbated the weaponisation of climate change within the context of culture wars and revealing the pivotal players who amplify climate misinformation and disinformation within online communities.
This factsheet delves into platforms’ policies on climate change misinformationfocusing on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X/Twitter and YouTube. In recent years, these very large online platforms have taken varying approaches to climate as a distinct vector of harm across their products and services, and tried to incorporate or strengthen actions in this regard.
In this Digital Dispatch, ISD investigates how Wellness and New Age influencers on Instagram are talking about climate change. The main findings include: Many Wellness and New Age influencers post outright misinformation or denial about climate change; arguments are diverse and often contradict one another. For example, some treat climate change as a hoax or conspiracy, while others claim it is evidence of “esoteric forces”; content adopts language highly specific to the community. This increases the resonance for dedicated followers and results in some unique framing on topics such as geoengineering and meat consumption; climate is inextricably linked to discussions…
With disinformation ramping up before COP28, journalists need to prepare now to avoid getting spun during the summit. This press briefing was organized to update journalists on likely disinformation narratives to watch out for, how media digests disinformation, and how it can impact negotiations. Whether you’re reporting or editing, on the ground or from afar, this press briefing is aimed at helping you publish the most factual reporting.
A new investigation by NPR and the Climate Investigations Center found that the gas industry tried to downplay the health risks of gas stoves for decades, turning to many of the same public-relations tactics the tobacco industry used to cover up the risks of smoking. Gas utilities even hired some of the same PR firms and scientists that Big Tobacco did.
The coalition has compiled this document, highlighting emerging deceptive claims and efforts to contaminate discussions on the phase out of fossil fuels. It provides accurate scientific information to equip the public, UNFCCC delegates, and journalists with vital insights for critical deliberations at the upcoming COP28 climate summit in November 2023, hosted by the UAE.
In this 45 minute course, you'll learn how to verify content and claims about climate change, we'll talk about "greenwashing", see what content is not verifiable, identify some types of misinformation and which sources to use.
The author of this opinion piece argues that our communication environment is as degraded as our natural environment, and we can’t address one without addressing the other. Carbon pollution will fry the planet and communication pollution — the big lies, constant noise, threats of violence — will prevent us from doing anything about it.