Facebook is launching a new new Climate Science Information Center in its main app this week. This is Facebook’s attempt to combat global warming, by connecting users with current and accurate climate information.
According to Facebook, they are taking “lessons we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic” to take “a similar approach to the climate crisis by launching a new Climate Science Information Center on Facebook to connect people to factual and up-to-date climate information.
Social Media Today says this could be both good and bad. Naturally, it’s good to get information out there to the masses, especially when you look at how much reach Facebook has, but at the same time, they are providing a platform for conspiracy theories and anti-science groups to talk about the opposite.