We wrote earlier this week that despite public pressure, and the threat of Congressional oversight, Facebook has continued to allow false information about climate change and other social issues to spread unchecked. (Newsletters Popular Information and HEATED co-reported on the specific exemptions that have enabled fake news to permeate on Facebook) All this comes as […]Continue Reading 142 words
In 2016, social media platforms were revealed to have helped propaganda spread unchecked. As a result, there have been many calls to more stringently regulate and break up social media companies like Twitter and Facebook. In recent weeks though, while Twitter has taken steps to fact-check more of its content (including the President’s), Facebook has […]Continue Reading 555 words
Though filmmaker Michael Moore is no stranger to controversy, his most recent film, Planet of the Humans, was released last week for Earth Day and has been receiving backlash from the environmental community ever since. The film bashes renewable energy as a solution to the climate crisis and asks if it’s possible, “for machines made […]Continue Reading 379 words
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After the 2016 election, it became evident that bots were responsible for the spread of vast misinformation, or fake news. While there’s currently AI being deployed to fight this dangerous element of social media, bots are still incredibly effective at spreading false narratives, especially when it comes to climate change. As The Guardian reported, “the […]Continue Reading 385 words