Climate misinformation science hub launched by Facebook

Climate misinformation science hub launched by Facebook: A new climate science information centre to tackle misinformation has been launched by Facebook.

Modelled on the Covid-19 Information Centre, the online hub aims to outline steps people can take in their everyday lives to combat climate change and provide users with credible sources from leading climate organisations and publishers.

Facts, figures and data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be featured by the centre and their global network of climate science partners, including the UN Environment Programme, the World Meteorological Organization, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Met Office and others.

Initially, the online hub will launch in Germany, France, the UK and the US and at a later date will be rolled out to other countries.

Facebook faced allegations earlier this year, that it fails to curb misinformation and hate speech on its platform.

Many companies have boycotted advertising on the social media channel because of the alleged lack of moderation in Facebook’s content.

More than 70 independent fact-checking organisations globally, covering more than 60 languages, have been partnered says Facebook.

Climate science content will be rated by the fact-checkers so that the company can apply a warning label on top of posts so people understand whether the content has been rated false on both Facebook and Instagram.

Climate misinformation science hub launched by Facebook

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