Climate misinformation on Facebook ‘increasing substantially’, study says

Climate misinformation on Facebook ‘increasing substantially’, study says

A new analysis reveals that an estimated 818,000 climate misinformation posts received 1.36m views everyday

The scale of climate misinformation on Facebook is “staggering” and “increasing quite substantially”, a new analysis of hundreds of thousands of posts has found.

A report released on Thursday by the Real Facebook Oversight Board, an independent watchdog group, and environmental nonprofit Stop Funding Heat, analyzed a dataset of more than 195 Facebook pages and groups. Researchers found an estimated 818,000 posts downplaying or denying the climate crisis, which have received a combined 1.36m views every day.

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