The Verge: YouTube advertisers blindsided by climate change denial videos

The Verge: YouTube advertisers blindsided by climate change denial videos. “YouTube has been recommending and serving ads against videos that feature denial of or misinformation about climate change, according to a new report. The identified videos had 21.1 million views between them and might be suggested to users after a search for ‘climate change,’ ‘global warming,’ or the conspiracy theory ‘climate manipulation.'”

The Imperial Oil Files: New Collection Adds to Climate and Energy Research Archives On Science and Denial (DeSmog)

DeSmog: The Imperial Oil Files: New Collection Adds to Climate and Energy Research Archives On Science and Denial. “These documents add new context to the groundbreaking investigative reporting by Inside Climate News, and the Columbia School of Journalism in partnership with the Los Angeles Times, that revealed the #ExxonKnew conspiracy. Those journalistic efforts exposed the facts that Exxon’s own climate science research had confirmed the role of fossil fuels in driving global warming, and that the company pivoted away from that advanced knowledge, choosing instead to spend tens of millions of dollars funding climate science denial campaigns.”

Mashable: As big climate trial starts, Exxon buys Google ads to defend itself

Mashable: As big climate trial starts, Exxon buys Google ads to defend itself . “Though the oil giant’s scientists have understood the consequences of emitting prodigious amounts of carbon into the atmosphere since the 1950s, Exxon began to sow doubt about climate science in the 1980s. This latest Google ad campaign is a continuation of Exxon’s decades-long efforts to influence the public’s perception of climate change.”

Fast Company: Bury climate denier BS in scientific facts with this new Twitter tool

Fast Company: Bury climate denier BS in scientific facts with this new Twitter tool. “Created by agency Sid Lee, The Fact Avalanche tracks false climate claims, then alerts participants by email or SMS to respond en masse with ready-made climate facts provided by universities and other partners, including the University of Waterloo’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change.”

BuzzFeed News: Google Is Promoting Climate Change Denialism On Its Apps And Mobile Homepage

BuzzFeed News: Google Is Promoting Climate Change Denialism On Its Apps And Mobile Homepage. “In July, Tommaso Boggia, a climate activist turned programmer, swiped to the Google Discover tab on his phone to scan the headlines the company had algorithmically selected for him. He was shocked to find a climate change denial website prominently featured in his feed. The next day, it happened again.”

University of Michigan: Guidelines aim to slow spread of fake climate change news on Facebook

University of Michigan: Guidelines aim to slow spread of fake climate change news on Facebook. “In this era of conflicting ideologies, fake news about climate change — especially on Facebook — can embolden those who remain unconvinced that it’s a threat and can easily influence people who only casually follow the issue. Lauren Lutzke, a doctoral student at the School for Environment and Sustainability, hopes her research can shed light on a potential solution to this problem.”