30 Dec '17, 4pm

Social Media + Climate Change + The Power of the Algorithm

Social Media + Climate Change + The Power of the Algorithm

The words that social media site composers choose contribute to the reproduction of relations of power. Questions of truth, whether by omission or falsifications for persuasive purposes, are often posed as equivalency. An example is from Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), who told constituents,“As a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that, if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it.” Walberg equates belief in a supreme being with solutions to climate change. Confidence that God will intervene to prevent people from destroying the world is one of the strongest barriers to gaining conservative evangelical support for environmental pacts like the Paris agreement.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/12/30/social-media-climate...

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