Climate Action Against Disinformation Policy Asks

Governments should require that social media, advertising technology, broadcast and publishing companies:

1. Produce and publicize a transparent company plan to stop the spread of climate disinformation, greenwashing, hate speech, and content that jeopardizes public health and security on their platforms that includes: 

    1. Community content standards, 
    2. An enforcement mechanism for violation of the standards,
    3. A greater allocation of resources to monitor content in all languages and local dialects,
    4. An explanation of any fact-checking processes, and,
    5. A robust public input mechanism for content flagging.

2. Release publicly available assessments of how product or design changes affect the spread of climate disinformation and hate speech before they are implemented.

3. Allow public interest researchers and academics to access non-personal data related to content, including user generated content, promoted content and paid advertising.

4. Adopt a universal definition of climate disinformation.

5. Prevent the monetisation of climate disinformation aligned with the definition through advertisements and search, including “greenwashing.”

6. Report annually on the prevalence of foreign interference and coordinated climate disinformation influence operations, as well as fossil fuel industry-sponsored disinformation efforts on their services. 

7. Engage in public communications to educate users on detecting and limiting the spread of disinformation


Additional Policy Briefings:

1. Climate Disinformation and the Digital Services Oversight and Safety Act

2. Reducing Climate Disinformation Through Administrative Action