Climate Update podcast - Twitter trolls, climate disinformation, and the 2016 US Presidential election

A close up photo of the Twitter app launch screen (a light blue background with a little white bird flying in the middle) with someone's hand holding the phone from behind.
29 September 2020

Throughout the 2016 US Presidential election process, a disinformation campaign was run on Twitter by an organisation later found to be associated with the Russian government. Climate change was one of the most prominent topics featured in this campaign.

What was the aim of spreading this climate disinformation, what were the consequences, and how should we handle climate disinformation on social media? Lamis is joined by researchers Indigo Strudwicke and Dr Will Grant to discuss these questions further.

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