Reports

Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting and responding to climate disinformation at COP26 and beyond

This report by ISD and CAAD documents the extent and diverse nature of climate disinformation around last year’s international climate conference in Glasgow COP26.

In the Dark: How Social Media Companies’ Climate Disinformation Problem is Hidden from the Public

A scorecard by Friends of the Earth, Avaaz, and Greenpeace USA shows that social media companies are largely leaving the public in the dark about their efforts to combat climate disinformation.

The Climate Divide: How Facebook’s Algorithm Amplifies Climate Disinformation

A report by Global Witness finds that Facebook is failing to live up to its pledges on climate disinformation, and is actually amplifying scepticism rather than driving its users towards reliable content.

Meta-Denial: How Facebook Fails to Keep Up with the Evolving Tactics of Today’s Climate Misinformers

Despite promises made by Facebook, an analysis shows that the company is still allowing top climate disinformers to escape its own policies and spread misleading content to millions of its users.

#InDenial – Facebook’s Growing Friendship With Climate Misinformation

Stop Funding Heat’s finds that climate misinformation is rampant on Facebook and the platform is receiving thousands to place climate misinformation on its advertising platform.

‘Climate Lockdown’ and the Culture Wars

This study details the emergence and mainstreaming of the term ‘climate lockdown’ across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over a period of eight months in 2020/21.

The Oil & Gas Sector’s Digital Advertising Strategy Aug 2021

Research from InfluenceMap shows the oil and gas industry is using social media as a key avenue for advertising, designed to prolong the use of oil and gas in the energy mix.

On The Back Burner: How Facebook’s Inaction on Misinformation is Fuelling the Climate Crisis

This report summarises all the available literature on climate misinformation on Facebook uncovering serious failings of the big tech platform.

Climate Science Disinformation in Facebook Advertising Oct 2020

InfluenceMap’s report exposes the powerful role Facebook plays in enabling climate disinformation campaigns.