"X Ranks Last On Climate Change Misinformation Scorecard"

"X earned last place in a new ranking of social media platforms and their actions against climate change misinformation.

Researchers declared the platform, formerly known as Twitter, is “heading in the wrong direction.”

In the past several years, platforms have taken steps to mitigate the spread and monetization of climate change misinformation and disinformation. The purpose of the report by the Climate Action Against Disinformation (CAAD) coalition is to guide policymaking in the future, the group said.

In their recent assessment, the authors found that Pinterest ranked best, “proving that they’re leading the industry on policies that mitigate climate misinformation.” Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, and TikTok have also taken steps to address climate misinformation, but policy enforcement is lacking, the report said."

Lauren Irwin reports for The Hill September 20, 2023.

Source: The Hill, 09/21/2023