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Twitter bans misleading ads that contradict science on climate change

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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San Francisco: Misleading advertisements on Twitter that contradict the scientific consensus on climate change are prohibited, in line with its inappropriate content policy. We believe that climate denialism shouldn’t be monetized on Twitter, and that misrepresentative ads shouldn’t detract from important conversations about the climate crisis, informed Twitter.

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There was no indication that the change would affect what users post on the social media site, which along with Facebook has been targeted by groups seeking to promote misleading claims about climate change.

Last year, Twitter introduced a dedicated Topic to help people find personalised conversations about climate change.

Twitter said that misleading information about climate change can undermine efforts to protect the planet.

“In the coming months, we`ll have more to share on our work to add reliable, authoritative context to the climate conversations happening on Twitter,” said the company.

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Twitter aims to achieve 100 per cent carbon-neutral power sourcing in its current data centres by the end of this year.

Since 2021, conversation about sustainability has grown by more than 150 per cent on Twitter.

“We`ve seen a 60 per cent increase in terms like `restoring` and `rebalancing`. Discussion around waste reduction has increased by over 100 per cent and decarbonisation by more than 50 per cent,” said Twitter.

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