Climate change misinformation sows skepticism creating the sense that there is a more extensive debate than there really is. Climate deniers spread baseless, unscientific climate denial harnessing the power of social media platforms.
Our research for this topic covers various issues.
Our CEO Imran Ahmed provides written submission and evidence to UK Parliament Public Bill Committee for the Online Safety Bill. We analyzed the provisions of the Bill using our new “STAR” framework, which we developed for analyzing legislative efforts globally.
The science is undeniable - human activity is warming our planet at an ever-accelerating rate and leading to catastrophic climate change.
Yet, ten publishers - The Toxic Ten - are spreading baseless, unscientific climate denial on their own websites and across social media. They are responsible for 69% of all interactions with climate denial content on Facebook. It's a climate denial propaganda machine funded in part by Google via ad revenue, and spread across the world via social media, in particular Facebook, who allow them to pay to promote their denial. We are calling on Facebook and Google to stop promoting and funding climate denial, start labelling it as misinformation, and stop giving the advantages of their enormous platforms to lies and misinformation.
Read our report on David Icke, the hate actor, conspiracy theorist and spreader of COVID misinformation. Icke has been embraced by Big Tech firms, which both power and profit from his hate and misinformation. The report also details Icke’s long history of using social media to promote his racism, attacking Jewish people, Muslims and migrants.