Facebook drives sceptics towards climate denial, says report

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Facebook drives those unsure about climate change to denial, report says. Global Witness released a report that find that the social media platform’s algorithm increased doubts about the climate emergency as opposed to pointing people to more reliable information. They found this by creating two decoy users – ‘Jane’ who sought out climate sceptic views and ‘John’ who followed more mainstream science on the topic – to track what each user would be shown by the connection for two months. Jane was given posts from figures that denied the existence of human-made climate change, pages that called it a…

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