Enviros are demanding Big Tech treat ‘climate disinformation’ like hate speech

By Bronson Winslow

A coalition of environmental advocacy groups has requested that the CEO’s of major social media platforms stop the spread of “climate disinformation” by censoring user posts, according to a Tuesday letter.

Addressed to the CEOs of Facebook, TikTok, Google, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, the letter claims that climate disinformation should be censored because it “undermines” the government’s ability to efficiently and effectively respond to the climate. The coalition asserted that social media companies are directly responsible for “amplifying and perpetuating” disinformation and should be completely transparent to show the “exact extent” of damage done.

Social media platforms will be forced to follow the guidelines of the coalition following the approval of the Digital Services Act (DSA), according to the letter. The coalition urges the platforms to “fulfill their obligations” and agree to its terms before the DSA takes effect.

The platforms are urged to “commit to including climate disinformation as a separately-acknowledged category in its reporting and content moderation policies in and outside of the EU,” the letter said. “More specifically, we urge platforms to commit to recognizing climate disinformation as a specific reason within the statement required under DSA Article 15(1), and include data on content moderation decisions related to climate disinformation as stated under Article 23.”

The platforms “owe it to their users and the planet” to stop amplifying climate disinformation that undermines the coalitions’ ability to combat the climate crisis, the letter said. The letter ended by informing each CEO that a written response and signature is required after conforming to the coalitions’ new standards.

Friends of The Earth did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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4 thoughts on “Enviros are demanding Big Tech treat ‘climate disinformation’ like hate speech

  1. Give us all your money and the climate problem will be solved.

    Why is marxism and communism the only answer?

    What about being a good steward?

    It doesn’t seem to work out well in China…just sayn”

  2. So if “Big Tech” is supposed to be not reporting disinformation we shouldn’t
    be hearing any more from the warm mongers…yipppeee no more climate whining….On a serious note denying free speech is UN-AMERICAN….and
    is a assault on our 1st Amendment rights….

  3. “Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts.” – R Feynman

    “It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary
    depends on not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair

  4. The DSA is an EU regulation promulgated by un-elected bureaucrats and should be ignored by anyone outside the rapidly declining EU members.
    Paying any attention to this joke of a government only encourages them.

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