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Australian Academy of Science demands social media platforms ban climate “misinformation”

By Cindy Harper | Reclaim The Net | September 3, 2022

In a public submission to tech giants in the 2022 review of the Australian Code of Practice on Misinformation and Disinformation, the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering called on online platforms to crack down on “climate denialism misinformation.”

The academies want online platforms to fight what it calls “climate denialism” by “actively promoting reliable, peer-reviewed, and appropriately labeled material from trusted sources.”

The academies’ submission noted that the Code of Practice on Misinformation and Disinformation “excludes professional news content that is published under a publicly available editorial code.” It adds that the exclusion “allows climate science denialism and other misinformation to flourish, either through lack of enforcement of the disinformation provision of the code or failure of news outlets’ misinformation to meet the higher bar of being considered disinformation.”

The submission singles out Sky News Australia as a “key source of climate misinformation globally,” citing a recent report from the UK titled “Deny, Deceive, Delay.”

The paper refers to “political right-wing top influencers” as being part of an “intellectual dark web.” It names prominent staff at Sky News Australia, including Rita Panahi, as well as other skeptics from Europe, the UK, and North America.

“While climate issues are not part of their [conservative pundits] main content strategy, they nevertheless engage in frequent criticism of their respective governments’ environmental policies, attack or ridicule prominent climate activists, or employ narratives outlined in the previous section of this report,” the paper reads.

The Toxic Ten paper attacks online platforms for failing to censor climate change denialism and taking money from organizations that profit from fossil fuels.

“It is the greatest crisis ever faced by our species… We are calling on Facebook and Google to stop promoting and funding climate denial, start labeling it as misinformation, and stop giving the advantages of their enormous platform to lies and misinformation. As long as Facebook and Google carry on doing business with climate deniers, they cannot claim to be ‘green.’ They owe it to us and the planet we all share, to deliver.”

The academies also called on online platforms to crack down on health misinformation, even though health experts have continued to change their minds on what is actually “misinformation,” especially information related to COVID-19.

September 3, 2022 - Posted by | Full Spectrum Dominance, Science and Pseudo-Science |

3 Comments »

  1. “The academies want online platforms to fight what it calls “climate denialism” by “actively promoting reliable, peer-reviewed, and appropriately labeled material from trusted sources.”

    “The Academy” is demanding that people have no right to an opinion? We are bombarded with Rupert Murdoch’s opinions on a daily basis, and quite frankly, Australians have woken up to the propaganda we are supposed to blindly accept(and I imagine the American people are totally sick of the climate debate), which has been going on for at least 20 years or more.

    Social Media has become the Enemy of Free Speech, all over the planet, and, “We’re not going to take it anymore”….!!!

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 3, 2022 | Reply

    • ….And, What “TRUSTED SOURCES are there anymore that We can TRUST? Social media are totally against people’s genuine opinions…..To HELL with THEM(and Murdoch as well)….

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 3, 2022 | Reply

  2. To anybody with two or more working brain cells, ‘climate change’ is a scam of the same magnitude as covid-19. There is no proveable, scientific evidence for ‘climate change’. It is a deliberate lie, intended to induce fear and submission to unconstitutional and illegal charlatans, calling themselves ‘authorities’. Therefore, an organisation calling itself the Australian Academy of Science, which supports and promotes this nonsense, can hardly be said to be scientific, but is rather an academy of propaganda and political correctness. The same also applies to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. The only engineering they are capable of, is twisting the truth.

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    Comment by Bill Francis | September 4, 2022 | Reply


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