Climate Update

Twitter trolls, climate disinformation, and the 2016 US Presidential election

September 29, 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 Indigo Strudwicke and Dr Will Grant to discuss these questions.

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