Climate scientists flee Twitter as hostility surges

- Technology - May 24, 2023
Hafsa Mustafa from GCU Lahore.

Scientists suffering insults and mass-spam are abandoning Twitter for alternative social networks as hostile climate-change denialism surges on the platform following Elon Musk’s takeover. Researchers have documented an explosion of hate and misinformation on Twitter since the Tesla billionaire took over in October 2022, and now experts say communicating about climate science on the social network on which many of them rely is getting harder.