They’ve lost the argument: Petition to ban ‘climate deniers’ from Facebook

Watts Up With That?

Will hatred and intolerance of alternate viewpoints in science trump free speech? Some would have it that way.

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Via Climate NEXUS, a well funded daily newsletter run by a Madison Avenue PR firm.
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Will Facebook Ban Deniers? 

Breitbart brought our attention to a petition that calls on Facebook to ban climate change denial pages. With only 3,326 signatories out of a goal of 500,000, it doesn’t seem like the petition is going to accomplish its goal—and probably for good reason.

As bad as climate denial is, shutting them out of Facebook would justify their persecution complex, and might engender more sympathy for their position. Really, who treats Facebook as a place to discuss science? For the most part, we think denier groups are small enough that they pretty much serve as something to point and laugh at, because they’re not likely to be gain many converts when compared to the audience…

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