Oct. 8, 2021

Talking in this climate | How to spot and protect against climate mis- and disinformation

Talking in this climate | How to spot and protect against climate mis- and disinformation

In this episode, we discuss misinformation and disinformation on climate change, what it is, how it is manufactured, its impacts, and how you can identify and protect against it. Misinformation and disinformation may be one of the most influential weapons that powerful individuals and companies use to stifle action on climate. It's time to call it out and talk about what to look for, how to break it down and what measures can be taken together to negate its effects. 

In this conversation, we refer to a Carbon Brief article How climate change misinformation spreads online published 26 June 2020 by

  • Kathie Treen, PhD candidate in the computer science department at the University of Exeter
  • Dr Hywel Williams, associate professor in data science at the University of Exeter
  • Dr Saffron O’Neill, associate professor in geography at the University of Exeter

URL: https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-climate-change-misinformation-spreads-online 

Recorded on 16 August 2021.

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