Facebook VP Nick Clegg On New Climate Change Information Hub

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Facebook Vice President Nick Clegg, pictured in 2019, tells NPR there’s “real appetite for people to find out more for themselves” when it comes to climate change and factual information.

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Facebook is launching a climate change information page in an effort to promote facts about climate change from trusted sources. Users in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany are seeing links and information from Facebook’s Climate Change Information Center starting Tuesday. It’s similar to the COVID-19 information page launched in March. The spread of misinformation of all kinds has been a huge problem for the company, especially after evidence emerged of fake news on Facebook during the 2016 election campaign. The climate information page features articles from reputable news sources and social media posts from government and international agencies like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the World Meteorological Organization. Facebook says it partners with more than 70 organizations to fact-check misinformation, including that related to climate change. There has been some controversy over what is exempted from fact-checking as “opinion” when it comes to climate change. “We are hopeful this …

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