Facebook will debunk myths about climate change, stepping further into ‘arbiter of truth’ role

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CNBC:

  • Facebook announced that it will now debunk common myths about climate change, further leaning into the arbiter of truth role that the company once renounced.
  • The company said it plans to rely on experts from George Mason University, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the University of Cambridge to identify and debunk climate change myths.
  • Facebook has introduced these information hubs and relied on them as a key part of its tactic to combat the widespread problem of misinformation on its services despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg in May saying he did not think “Facebook or internet platforms in general should be arbiters of truth.” Read More