Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers - Popular Information

Hey look, another opportunity for Facebook to do the right thing and then do the complete opposite.

The organization that requested the change, the CO2 Coalition, is celebrating, E&E news reported on Monday. The group, which has close ties to the fossil fuel industry, says its views on climate change are increasingly ignored by the mainstream media. Now it plans to use Facebook to aggressively push climate misinformation on the public — without having to worry about fact checks from climate scientists.

You may think that you can use Facebook and not engage with this type of content so you are fine. But that misses the point that by using Facebook you are helping create the revenue cycle that keeps them in business. The only way to fix this, is to leave Facebook. The open web is so much harder for organizations to skew and distort.

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