Katherine the Great White Shark Is Back and Tweeting!

Katherine the Great White Shark Is Back and Tweeting!

So everyone knows YES I was wearing a mask when I came up. #sharkgirl #sharkworld #noronaforme pic.twitter.com/jSr1CSUKQ8 — Katharine The Shark (@Shark_Katharine) November 1, 2020 She’s baaaack!!  Katharine, the great white shark with 70,000 Twitter followers (we are jealous) who had not been heard from in about 18 months, has turned up again off the […]

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Fake News Festering on Facebook

Fake News Festering on Facebook

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 […]

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One First Amendment Thing: Tweet This

One First Amendment Thing: Tweet This

President Trump decided this week to take on Twitter.  It’s just another distraction.  He wants to us to forget all the lives the pandemic cost, all the pollution his policies have caused, and all the ways he has undermined the public’s faith in government.  Tweet on. The truth matters.  Even on Twitter.

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Fake News Bots Account for the Bulk of Social Media Climate Denial

Fake News Bots Account for the Bulk of Social Media Climate Denial

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 […]

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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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