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  4. The climate kids are under attack!

    New investigations just revealed that powerful networks of climate change deniers and far-right figures have gone into overdrive spreading toxic smears about the brave young people who inspired millions of us to march.

    From suggesting they’re puppets bankrolled by billionaires to claiming they’re “brainwashed” and “abused” — people everywhere are being bombarded with disinformation about these courageous kids. It’s just one example of how the far right is using social media to drown out the voices of those who speak truth to power, and spread their lies to citizens everywhere.

    But, we’ve found an *AWESOME* way to fight back…

    A small Avaaz investigative team in Europe uncovered disinformation networks that generated 3 BILLION views in just a year. We splashed it all over the media, reported it to Facebook, and within days, they took it down! This was just six countries in Europe — now we need to roll this out across the globe!

    If we all chip in now, we can launch urgent investigations into the biggest disinformation networks that are spreading lies and hate on everything from climate change to refugees. Our movement is a leading force in the global fight against these toxic lies — and if we raise enough, we can scale up the team, and get to work right away!

    Hundreds of millions of citizens from Brazil to the Philippines, the US to Italy are being bombarded with far-right fake news spread on Facebook, Youtube, and WhatsApp. The best way to stop them is to investigate the vast networks pumping out coordinated disinformation and get them taken down.

    The latest attacks on the climate movement and science are straight from the far-right disinformation playbook. 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real and humans are causing it. But right now trolls are hijacking the facts — and smearing those who tell the truth most powerfully!

    With hope, love and determination,

    Marigona, Bert, Sofia, Christoph, Camille, Francesco, Flora and the rest of the Avaaz team

    Teenage Girls Are Leading The Climate Movement — And Getting Attacked For It (Buzzfeed news)
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/greta-thunberg-climate-teen-activist-harassment

    Hoaxes about Greta Thunberg go after her family, image and activism. But why? (Poynter)
    https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/hoaxes-about-greta-thunberg-go-after-her-family-image-and-activism-but-why/

    Right-wing media launch unhinged attacks after climate strikes (Media Matters)
    https://www.mediamatters.org/dinesh-dsouza/right-wing-media-launch-unhinged-attacks-greta-thunberg

    Attacks on Greta Thunberg Come from a Coordinated Network of Climate Change Deniers (Teen Vogue)
    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/attacks-greta-thunberg-climate-deniers

    Climate deniers get more media play than scientists: study (France 24)
    https://www.france24.com/en/20190813-climate-deniers-get-more-media-play-than-scientists-study

    Far-right Facebook groups ‘spreading hate to millions in Europe’ (The Guardian)
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/22/far-right-facebook-groups-spreading-hate-to-millions-in-europe

    Landmark UN report warns sea levels will rise faster than projected by 2100 (CNN)
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/25/world/un-ipcc-report-oceans-and-ice-climate-change/index.html

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