Climate Denial Spreads on Facebook as Scientists Face Restrictions - 2020-07-06

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F0.png Climate Denial Spreads on Facebook as Scientists Face Restrictions July 6, 2020, Scott Waldman, Scientific American

A climate scientist says Facebook is restricting her ability to share research and fact-check posts containing climate misinformation.

Those constraints are occuring as groups that reject climate science increasingly use the platform to promote misleading theories about global warming.

The groups are using Facebook to mischaracterize mainstream research by claiming that reduced consumption of fossil fuels won't help address climate change. Some say the planet and people are benefitting from the rising volume of carbon dioxide that's being released into the atmosphere.

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{{cite news | first = Scott | last = Waldman | title = Climate Denial Spreads on Facebook as Scientists Face Restrictions | url = https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-denial-spreads-on-facebook-as-scientists-face-restrictions/ | work = Scientific American | date = July 6, 2020 | accessdate = July 7, 2020 }}