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Campaigners create Twitter ‘fact avalanche’ to combat climate untruths

Environmental campaigners are taking an aggressive approach to fighting Twitter misinformation by bombarding climate change deniers with a “fact avalanche”.  Protect Our Winters Canada has launched an online tool, created by Sid Lee Montreal, that alerts people when an untruthful tweet about climate change has been posted on Twitter. The Fact Avalanche tool then invites …

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Viewpoint: Pervert science at your peril—anti-GMO campaigners, vaccine deniers and ‘bee-pocalypse’ scaremongers find common ground in ‘evidence rejectionism’

There is currently a trend toward misunderstanding or misrepresenting science, and it starts early. A grade-school teacher asked the class whether a whale is a fish or a mammal. One boy raised his hand and offered, “Let’s take a vote!” This phenomenon, variously dubbed “the death of expertise” or the “post-truth” era, is likely the …

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