Facebook announces UK trial to ‘tackle’ climate misinformation

Posted: February 20, 2021 by oldbrew in censorship, climate, Emissions, opinion
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Photosynthesis: nature requires carbon dioxide


Tackle – or generate? Carbon dioxide being a benefit to plants – which it clearly is – will be deemed false if it’s ‘excess’, according to this report. Anything that might cast doubt on climate catastrophism is likely to get the label treatment.
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Labels to be attached to posts directing users to Facebook’s Climate Science Information Center, reports The Guardian.

A new section of the Climate Science Information Center, launching alongside the labelling trial, debunks common myths such as the false claim that polar bear populations are not suffering due to global heating, or the widespread belief that excess carbon emissions help plant life.

Facebook is working with climate communication experts from around the world, including at the University of Cambridge, to produce the content.

Dr Sander van der Linden, a Cambridge academic who has worked with Facebook on the centre, said: “The spread of damaging falsehoods endangers the level of international cooperation required to prevent catastrophic global warming.

“Facebook is in a unique position to counter the circulation of online misinformation, and the new climate ‘myth-busting’ section is an important step toward debunking dangerous falsehoods.”

Full report here.

Comments
  1. Gamecock says:

    We tried freedom, but it just didn’t work out. People said wrong things about climate change.

  2. ivan says:

    The only hope farcebook has is to label anything from the wackademics say or post as totally suspect unless it is backed up by real world data. But it appears the farcebook has become political and is following in the footsteps of the faux US president with his ‘green new deal’ that will see the US in fuel poverty in a few years.

  3. Phoenix44 says:

    Nothing more than censorship masquerading as some sort of benevolence to the poor fools who would otherwise be misled. Medieval priesthood banning the Bible in English in case the plebs misunderstand. I do so love the arrogance of such censors – so sure it can’t be them that have been misled.

  4. oldbrew says:

    Here’s one for the fakecheckers…

    John Kerry declares Earth has 9 years to avoid climate catastrophe: ‘There is no room for B.S. anymore’
    February 19, 2021

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/john-kerry-9-years-climate-catastrophe
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    Irony meter explodes 😆

  5. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Reports the Grauniad. There’s your problem.

  6. tallbloke says:

    Classic climate disinfo right here:

  7. oldbrew says:

    Another one….

    ‘Cheap’ offshore wind power claims are false, data shows
    Date: 19/02/21 Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Ministers and the media ‘must stop deceiving the public’

    A new paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation shows that the cost of offshore wind power is high and barely falling. GWPF is calling for ministers and officials to come clean with the public.

    https://www.thegwpf.org/cheap-offshore-wind-power-claims-are-false-data-reveals/
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    Maybe Fakecheck will sin-bin the GWPF itself 🙄

  8. ilma630 says:

    Surely by applying editorial ‘censorship’, farcebook make themselves a publisher and not a social media platform, which makes them liable for the content?

  9. oldbrew says:

    “The spread of damaging falsehoods endangers the level of international cooperation required to prevent catastrophic global warming.”

    Spot the catastrophically damaging falsehood there.
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    If the atmosphere was valued at $10,000 the CO2 portion (~ 0.0415%) would be worth $4.15 +/- the odd cent.

  10. ivan says:

    Another interesting fact is that Sander van der Linden is Professor of Social Psychology, in other words he has no real scientific training at all yet he wants to pontificate on science subjects – but I suppose that applies to all ‘climate scientists’.

  11. Curious George says:

    Professor van der Linden’s knowledge of psychology makes him an expert in debunking anything.

  12. oldbrew says:

    Yes, let’s pretend that questioning climate model results (‘projections’ etc.) is merely a mental aberration and send in the quacks, armed with ‘labels’ 🤣

  13. P.A.Semi says:

    Throughout most of Earth history, there was more CO2 than there is now… Plants have gradually sequestered it by photosynthesis and buried it underground as fossils… Nature was becoming starving of CO2 in recent millenniums… And now we are liberating that Carbon back to the circulation…

    Some of the Agricultural Greenhouses, where they pump 800ppm of CO2 for better growth of plants, convict these climate theorists and carbon tax hustlers of falsehood…
    See Wikipedia Jurassic – mean CO2 level 1950 ppm, Triassic – mean CO2 level 1750 ppm… Huge layers of fossils from these times are witness, that plants thrived well in those times… And dinosaurs didn’t become extinct because of heat, but because of meteoric impact and severe cold!

    Now we’ve risen from 300 ppm at 1850s only to 460 ppm at present, still a long way to go to reach Optimal levels back (800 to 1700 ppm)…

    Maybe if there was 3000 ppm of CO2 or much more, it could be probably damaging (too much acidic from carbonic acid H2CO3? They say we’ve changed pH of oceans by 0.1 since pre-industrial levels of year 1700, with today’s pH in 7.5 .. 8.4 range it’s still too alcalic, with cytosol pH 7.2 (7 to 7.4) in cells, that 0.1 decrease in pH since year 1700 is not critical at all, it’s also about 900 years of linear change to go to the Optimum…?),
    and perhaps they can find few plant species, that have problems, if they grow too much ?

    https://www.rt.com/news/453382-greenpeace-founder-global-warming-scam/
    http://pialpha.cz/Climate/

    What is interesting on this new announced Facebook’s Campaign – how the gravest and often murderous liars accuse Truth Movement of “damaging falsehoods” and “misinformation”…
    It’s not only Climate Hoax, but also CoVID and V@xx generally, Ethnic Self-Preservation efforts and Healthy Social Immunity they call “racism” and “xenophobia” (where Xenophiles are Aids of Society), and many other… It’s all similar…

    That “widespread belief that excess carbon emissions help plant life” is probably widespread, because it is True, and these Climate Hoax Liars call it “falsehood” because they are liars, and they call it “damaging” because it damages their Carbon Tax Profits from their Climate Hoax Lies…

    πα½

  14. P.A.Semi says:

    Another interesting scientific paper:

    https://www.pnas.org/content/115/24/6153
    Empirical evidence for stability of the 405-kiloyear Jupiter-Venus eccentricity cycle over hundreds of millions of years

    On page 3, there is a chart, at top-right corner is “Global Trends & Events” with average CO2 level between 208 and 216 million years ago during Late Triassic, from reference “A 30 million-year record of Late Triassic pCO2 variation supports a fundamental control of the carbon-cycle by changes in continental weathering, Schaller et al, Geol Soc Am Bull 127:661-671” (which I didn’t see but probably it could be found…),
    and that chart oscillates between 2000 and 6000 ppm with an average somewhere around 4000 ppm…
    So actually the Triassic CO2 levels may have been even higher, than what is specified in Wikipedia…

    Link to that paper was here in Oldbrew’s comment:
    https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2020/02/06/are-earths-obliquity-and-axial-precession-in-a-long-term-58-ratio/comment-page-1/#comment-155208

    πα½

  15. pochas94 says:

    The Facebook honchos are either willfully ignorant or too stupid to understand.

  16. Paul Vaughan says:

    Understanding the ‘climate’ campaign is this simple:

    May peace be with you.

  17. Dumped Facebook 5 yrs ago because of their judgemental controlling communist style management. Why sponsor such an organisation. Bail out and look for an alternative. WordPress has been ok . They have not bothered me. There are plenty of conservative politically incorrect posters .

  18. oldbrew says:

    If Facebook doesn’t label John ‘9 years to avoid climate catastrophe’ Kerry as a climate misinformer, which it won’t, their pro-alarmist game will be clear.
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    Don’t rely on Facebook…

    Facebook Australia: Tech giant faces growing criticism over news ban

    Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan accused Facebook of “behaving like a North Korean dictator”.

    Others suggested that a news vacuum could be filled by misinformation and conspiracy theories.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-56116738

  19. Paul Vaughan says:

    “Out-Dove the Blue”

    179.333323110834 = slip(18.6129709123853,8.84735293159855)
    179 = 323-59*59+47*71 ————— R-Honeymooners, CRam done

    Duke$un ca11 JS “see how’s herd?”
    D-ace sea luke kin bo ruise joins UN ‘seek cure’ ITee count sol.

    “Is this the tale ’11ove,JohnNY’rot[10]UN?” — Neil Young “hey hey, my my
    there’s mmmore 22 ‘the pack sure‘…”

    May peace be with you.

  20. Stephen Richards says:

    The best way to solve this problem is uninstall totally the facebook app. If you update to IOS 14 Apple will do it for you.

  21. stpaulchuck says:

    “follow the money”

    if the Klimate Katastrophe collapses of its own load of BS then thousands of rent seekers and their remoras will starve. They will also lose all their powers over the masses, a serious blow to their egos.

  22. Gamecock says:

    “Surely by applying editorial ‘censorship’, farcebook make themselves a publisher and not a social media platform, which makes them liable for the content?”

    That’s the theory. Yet no one is suing them. Section 230 speaks in generalities; the details are still unexplored, legally. Which I find odd, because we are several years into media platform mischief.

    Also note that Faceitbook has a row with Australia over publishing news site contents. FB is quite literally publishing someone else’s content, and Australia quite reasonably says they have to pay for it.

  23. oldbrew says:

    Fakecheck couldn’t tell a climate fact from a hole in the ground, prefers propaganda…

    London, 26 February: A prominent Canadian zoologist says that Facebook’s polar bear claims are gravely out of date and 2020 was another good year for polar bears.

    https://www.thegwpf.org/its-not-a-myth-2020-was-another-good-year-for-polar-bears/
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    Relying on old Al Gore videos? 🙄

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