Climate skeptical content is circulating abundantly on Twitter

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Climate-skeptical content circulates abundantly on Twitter

The vast majority of scientists in the world agree to say that human activity is responsible for global warming.

The hashtag 'ClimateScam', which denies climate change, has become one of the top environmental search terms on Twitter, prompting netizens to warn of an increase misinformation after Elon Musk took over the platform.

Type climate in Twitter's search bar and you get ClimateScam (climate scam) as the first result, followed by ClimateAction then ClimateEmergency.

Analysts and environmental activists have sounded the alarm over the surge in climate misinformation on Twitter since the Tesla boss bought it out and cut affected staff in moderation.

Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter appears to be encouraging circles challenging global warming to “test it out” spreading statements that contain various types of disinformation, including around climate, said Climate Action Against Disinformation (CAAD), a group that analyzes trends in fake news on social media.

The scientific community believes that, despite the measures announced by the various platforms, misinformation about global warming is flourishing.

Twitter and other networks such as Facebook and Google, however, claim to act to make false publications less visible.

The think tank Institute for Strategic Dialogue, however, said in a published study this year that messages aimed at denying, deceiving and delaying climate action were overwhelming on social media. agree that human activity is responsible for warming the planet — by burning fossil fuels, among others — despite the various conspiracy theories flourishing online claiming otherwise.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its 2021 report: Human influence has definitely warmed the atmosphere, oceans and land. .

He warned that the emitted CO2 emissions had to be reduced as much as possible in order to avoid the worst consequences of this warming.

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