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Friends of the Earth Responds to Tik Tok’s New Climate Misinformation Policy

We applaud policies that address climate disinformation and encourage all social media platforms to adopt policies that protect their users. Read More

Twitter’s #ClimateScam and Fossil-Fueled Facebook Ads Documented In New COP27 Report

LONDON – Today, the Climate Action Against Disinformation (CAAD) coalition released its roundup report on climate disinformation detected around the United Nations’ climate conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The report reflects the efforts of the coalition’s COP27… Read More

Google, Major Ad Platforms Profit Off Climate Disinformation (And Fund It, Too)

Research released today from the Dewey Square Group exposes the extent to which ad networks profit from websites that spread climate disinfo. Read More

Ahead of COP27, Groups Demand Social Media Companies Address Climate Disinformation

Over a dozen organizations sent a letter to major platforms, calling on them to strengthen their content moderation policies. Read More

New EU law to hold social media companies accountable, US must increase transparency of Big Tech and reduce disinformation

The EU passed the Digital Services Act, the strongest legislation thus far to regulate Big Tech and stop disinformation on climate change. Read More

Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting and Responding to Climate Disinformation at COP26 and Beyond

A report released today documents the nature of climate disinformation around last year’s international climate conference in Glasgow. Read More

Friends of the Earth Statement on Twitter’s new climate disinformation policy

Twitter's new policy is a step in the right direction to address the spread of toxic climate disinformation. Read More

New Report: In the Dark: How Social Media Companies’ Climate Disinformation Problem is Hidden from the Public

Social media platforms have allowed modern day propagandists to sabotage the planet saving efforts of scientists and experts. Read More

Facebook failing to flag harmful climate misinformation, new research finds

Facebook is falling short of its promises to tackle climate misinformation, according to new analysis. Read More

Statement on Frances Haugen’s SEC filing on Facebook’s climate change disinformation

This SEC filing shows yet again that Facebook cannot be trusted and needs Congress to step in to stop the spread of disinformation. Read More