Twitter announced on Monday that it would be implementing a new content moderation feature called “pre-bunk,” aimed at promoting left-wing viewpoints on the matter of global warming, the Daily Caller reports.
“Pre-bunk” will take the form of a digital hub on Twitter where commentary and information will be provided by “environmental experts,” for users to discover and read through on their own. The implementation of the new feature was timed to line up with the coming United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.
“We’re committed to elevating the latest, most authoritative information about (COP26),” Twitter said in the blog post announcing the new feature. For its launch, the feature will include “live conversations” with said “experts” who are present at the COP26 conference. However, according to Axios, the new feature will not include the censorship or removal of tweets that agree with the “official” stories about global warming.
Other Big Tech giants, however, have taken more drastic steps to silence dissent on the subject. Back in September, Facebook started handing out grants to any “fact-checkers” that would actively “debunk” opposition to the notion that global warming is an existential threat. Google, which owns the video-sharing giant YouTube, announced in October that it would demonetize anyone who denies global warming.
“This new policy not only will help us strengthen the integrity of our advertising ecosystem,” Google claimed in its October 7th press release announcing the new policy, “but also it aligns strongly with the work we’ve done as a company over the past two decades to promote sustainability and confront climate change head-on.”