A group of 15 activists, including two former EPA administrators, is asking Facebook to censor the writing of the CO2 Coalition. In a July 1 letter to the co-chairman of the Facebook Oversight committee, the group, Climate Power 2020, says:
- “Facebook is allowing the spread of climate misinformation to flourish, unchecked, across the globe.”
- Instead of heeding the advice of independent scientists and approved fact-checkers from Climate Feedback, Facebook sided with fossil fuel lobbyists by allowing the CO2 Coalition to take advantage of a giant loophole for ‘opinion’ content.”
- The loophole has allowed climate denial to fester by labeling it ‘opinion,’and thus, avoiding the platform’s fact-checking processes.”
The CO2 Coalition is a group formed in 2015 to educate “thought leaders, policy makers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy.” Unlike Climate Power 2020, it contains numerous well-known scientists, including William Happer, Richard Lindzen, Patrick Michaels, and Roy Spencer.
Climate Power is composed primarily of political figures, including Stacey Abrams, Carol Browner, Tom Steyer, and John Podesta.
See the Climate Power letter, and the website of the CO2 Coalition.