Reports

Greenwashing on Google

Research from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) reveals how Google is profiting by cleaning Big Oil’s reputation

Deny, Deceive, Delay (Vol 2)

New report from the coalition reveals the rampant disinformation present at last year’s COP27 climate summit in Sharm el Sheikh

Issue 8: Climate scam makes a comeback and Midterms results fuel climate backlash

With Republicans’ performance in the US midterms failing to meet expectations, right-wing actors and groups are scrambling to find a coherent voice. The result is a mosaic of disinformation narratives, ranging from climate denial to election fraud. 

Issue 7: New CAAD survey, EV disinfo achieving millions of views, and disinfo in the digital Anglosphere

A new CAAD survey looking at climate perceptions in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, the UK and US shows the sobering impacts of misinformation.

Briefing Note: EV disinfo attracting millions of views on social media during COP27

Electric vehicle (EV) disinformation is among the top performing disinformation content being picked up by the Climate Action Against Disinformation (CAAD) coalition’s dashboard.

The Impacts of Climate Disinformation on Public Perception

A new survey from the coalition reveals how prevalent climate disinformation beliefs and narratives are around the world.

Issue 6: Private jet disinfo, violent threats and the return of ‘climate hoax’ content

A viral trend condemning ‘400 private jets’ has resurfaced at the summit, contrarians are branding climate activists as mentally ill extremists, and climate denial is back. Issue 6 of COP, LOOK, LISTEN available now.

Issue 5: The spinner takes it all – ESG and the culture wars

The fifth edition of COP, LOOK, Listen – the newsletter covering climate disinformation trends and attacks at the COP27 climate summit.

Issue 4: Pundits take aim at Greta Thunberg and Africa’s gas lobby at Sharm

The fourth edition of COP, LOOK, Listen – the newsletter covering climate disinformation trends and attacks at the COP27 climate summit.

Issue 3: Loss and Damage, Russia and Not Zero

The third edition of COP, LOOK, Listen – the newsletter covering climate disinformation trends and attacks at the COP27 climate summit.

Issue 2: Emerging disinformation trends and patterns at COP27

The second edition of COP, LOOK, Listen – the newsletter covering climate disinformation trends and attacks at the COP27 climate summit.

Issue 1: From COP26 to COP27: What does the climate disinformation landscape look like now?

A lot has happened since last year’s UN summit, COP26, and inevitably, this has altered the disinformation landscape we find ourselves in today.

COP27 Survival Kit

ACT Climate Labs, member of the CAAD coalition, has put together a really helpful guide – COP27 Survival Kit – providing advice on how to get ahead of and respond to climate change disinformation during the summit.

The Toxic Ten

Climate misinformation runs rampant on Facebook and comes mostly from a handful of publishers, according to this analysis by CCDH.

Journalist Field Guide: Navigating Climate Misinformation

This guide was created as a resource for journalists and editors covering topics related to climate change to help better understand and respond to misinformation.

Programmatic Digital Advertisements and Climate Disinformation

A new study, Programmatic Digital Advertisements and Climate Disinformation, finds that major advertising and media platforms – particularly Google – are actively funding and profiting from climate disinformation in the United States.

Los Eco-Ilogicos

Green Latinos, with support from Friends of the Earth, commissioned Graphika to study how false and misleading narratives about climate change reach U.S.-based Spanish- speaking communities online.

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.

Truth and Lies: Four Days of Texas-Sized Disinformation

Analysis of the February 2021 power outages in Texas shows that Facebook and other platforms’ fact-checking and disinformation policies are failing, and more must be done to stop Big Tech from driving climate disinformation.

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.