Apr 16, 2023

The 'ninjas' fighting climate change denial on Twitter

Secretive internet vigilantes have made it their mission to fight climate change denial on Twitter. In 2019, she helped set up Team Ninja Trollhunters, a group of 25 people from around the world who came together to fight climate change denial on Twitter. The "Ninjas" began keeping tabs on prominent Twitter accounts which disputed the basic science of climate change. Climate change denial is not forbidden on Twitter, but some other types of content are - like threats, harassment, or hate speech. They claim that, as a result of their actions, about 600 Twitter accounts promoting climate change denial were suspended.

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