June 9, 2022 | Newsweek
Climate delayism narratives outperforming science-based content on Twitter, Facebook
Climate denialists may still lurk around corners of the Internet, but nowadays it seems climate action is mostly being delayed and dissuaded by arguments that it is not as urgent as it seems; condemning any action as unfeasible, overly expensive and disruptive. This is one of our conclusions in “Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting and Responding to Climate Disinformation at COP26 and Beyond“, our recent report analysing evidence of mis- and disinformaiton gathered post-COP26 along with CASM Technology and our partner coalition, Climate Action Against Disinformation (CAAD).
Newsweek profiles our report in this article, showing that even when tech companies attempt to challenge mis- and disinformation with science-based information on their sites, their content doesn’t live up to reach expectations. Instead, a small but dedicated group of pundits are invested in spreading “discourses of delay” undermining the urgency behind climate policy. Read the article here.