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Facebook Allows Climate Denial to Flourish On Its Platform

Facebook Allows Climate Denial to Flourish On Its Platform

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 […]

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Twitter Becoming a Helpful Data Tool for Scientists and Public Safety Officials

Twitter Becoming a Helpful Data Tool for Scientists and Public Safety Officials

As the climate crisis intensifies and natural disasters become more frequent and powerful, scientists are increasingly turning to social media as a way to assess the damage and impact on a more localized scale. For instance, since the East and Gulf coasts of the United States have only about 132 tidal gauge stations, it’s difficult […]

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The True Cost of That “Instagram-able” Moment

The True Cost of That “Instagram-able” Moment

By: Miro Korenha, Founder and Publisher of Our Daily Planet   The past two weeks have brought Southern California not only a migration of a billion butterflies but also a super bloom of poppies and other wildflowers that have set social media accounts abuzz. It’s understandable, these were both brilliant natural displays and worthy of the […]

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