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Pinterest Bans All Climate Misinformation


The Pinterest icon on a mobile device.

Pinterest takes the general stance that dangerous or damaging falsehoods are not welcome on its platform.

Credit: Dado Ruvić/Reuters

Pinterest is to block all climate misinformation, as the image-focused social network seeks to limit the spread of false and misleading claims.

Under the new policy the site is committing to take down content that distorts or denies the facts of the climate crisis, whether posted as adverts or normal "organic" content.

Pinterest is defining misinformation broadly: the company will take down content that denies the existence or effects of climate change or its human causes, as well as content that "misrepresents scientific data" in order to erode trust in climate science and harmful, false or misleading content about natural disasters and extreme weather events.

From The Guardian (U.K.)
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