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Opinion: Fossil fuel industry obstructs renewable energy progress

Despite renewable energy being more affordable and prevalent, the fossil fuel industry is using misinformation and lobbying to hinder its adoption.

Andrew Dessler writes for The New York Times.

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Living on Earth: The new climate denial

Living on Earth: The new climate denial

A recent report finds that social media platforms like YouTube are amplifying and sometimes profiting from new forms of climate denial that falsely claim it’s too late to act on the climate crisis.

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China sows disinformation about Hawaii fires using new techniques

Beijing’s influence campaign using artificial intelligence is a rapid change in tactics, researchers from Microsoft and other organizations say.
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Falsehoods follow close behind this summer’s natural disasters

As natural disasters and extreme environmental conditions became more commonplace around the world this summer, scientists pointed repeatedly to a shared driver: climate change. Conspiracy theorists pointed to anything but.

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As fires and floods rage, Facebook and Twitter are missing in action

Natural disasters in Canada and California highlight how Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have pulled back from the news, complicating emergency responses.
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The mystery of the social media disinformation war on plant-based meat

Wellness influencers, keto dieters, and the anti–seed oil crowd have been recirculating attacks on plant-based meat on Instagram and TikTok. Who's behind it?
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Fossil fuel companies are paying influencers to do their PR

In a leaked document, BP lamented being seen as ‘one of the bad guys’ and said it would pay influencers to help rebrand the oil company as more ‘relatable, passionate and authentic’.