Climate Change: political ideology or scientific fact
Facebook has faced criticism for treating climate change as a political issue. This is because the company has a policy that allows false information about climate change to be spread on its platform, as long as it comes from politicians or political organizations. Facebook's policy is that it does not fact-check political ads, and it considers climate change to be a political issue because it is often discussed and debated in the political sphere.
PyroFarms will often have our Facebook and Instagram content labeled and suppressed for mentioning 'climate change'. And any post that contains the term 'climate change' can not be boosted or promoted because Facebook deems this term as political.
This policy has led to criticism from climate scientists and activists, who argue that climate change is not a matter of opinion or political ideology, but a scientific fact. They argue that Facebook's policy allows misinformation about climate change to spread unchecked, which can harm public understanding of the issue and impede efforts to address it.
Additionally, Facebook has faced criticism for allowing political ads that contain false information about climate change to be shown on its platform. This includes ads from groups that deny the existence of climate change, which can be misleading to the public and undermine efforts to address the issue.
In 2021, Facebook has announced that it would remove misinformation that could cause "imminent physical harm", including false claims about climate change on its platform. However, the company still allows content that is labeled as "opinion" and that doesn't meet their criteria for misinformation.