Urged by lawmakers and others, Facebook’s steps on climate change follow similar moves for information sharing on COVID-19 and voting MarketWatch photo illustration/Getty Images Facebook, long targeted by critics for allowing misinformation on global warming and other environmental developments to populate users’ social-media feeds unchecked, announced it will launch a new information hub to provide “science-based information” about climate change. “Climate change is real. The science is unambiguous and the need to act grows more urgent by the day,” the company US:FB said in a release announcing the hub’s rollout Tuesday after months of increased questioning of the climate-change denial posts it allows on the site under the cover of allowing editorials. Now when users search for information related to climate change on Facebook or when certain posts related to the subject pop up, so, too, will a link to the Climate Science Information Center. On it, users will find data and commentary from sources including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.N. Environment Programme, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the World Meteorological Organization and the Met Office, among others. The announcement comes just days after emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest had to fight misinformation on […]

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