Facebook Just Added Some New Volunteer Features for Earth Day, and Shared New Data on Climate Change

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A new article on Social Media Today reports that Earth Day is fast approaching. To mark the event, Facebook is adding some new volunteer features to promote community participation. It's also released some new data that underlines the need for increased action on improving climate change awareness.



Here's what Facebook had to say about the matter:

"Earth Day marks the anniversary of the start of the environmental movement that began in 1970. Today, we need to address global challenges like the climate crisis. We believe that connecting people with credible and creative content can help them learn more about an issue and inspire them to get involved."
Facebook recently conducted a survey in more than 30 countries which revealed more than 75% of people currently believe that climate change is happening, "but fewer understand it is caused mostly by human activities." On top of that, 60% of respondents indicated that they want more information about climate change. Now, Facebook has come up with more tools to promote education on the subject.

Facebook's new climate change labels

These are intended to combat misinformation around the issue - though Facebook has also been criticized for allowing such counter-narratives to proliferate, even explicitly so, at times, via its policies. A recent report found Facebook had reversed its fact-check labels on some climate-related posts because it was asked to by a Republican congressman in the US.

Facebook is also launching volunteer sign-ups, aimed at making it easier for organizations to find volunteers and for people to sign up for opportunities on Facebook:

"Starting in a few cities, people will be able to use Community Help to find nearby opportunities like planting trees in a park or picking up trash off a beach. People can also start drives to collect and donate essential items, such as food and clothes, which are some of the main contributors to landfill waste."
What do people here think? Given that Facebook has tripped up over climate change in the past - seemingly in a pretty politicized manner - do you think this is just a PR exercise? Or could this be a change of heart and genuine concern about the future of the planet?
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  • I think it's a bit of both. I believe there are people in Facebook who want to make a difference but the higher ups won't let them do anything that's really impactful. Because anything they do that can contribute to real change would require them actually putting their money where their mouth is. Or it requires to mcuh work on their part. And this is the best they can do.
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    Facebook recently conducted a survey in more than 30 countries which revealed more than 75% of people currently believe that climate change is happening, "but fewer understand it is caused mostly by human activities." On top of that, 60% of respondents indicated that they want more information about climate change. Now, Facebook has come up with more tools to promote education on the subject.

    So we can all learn to think like Zuckerberg? So we can all have the same opinion rather than question what we're told to think?


    It's another step of Facebook deciding WHAT the 'truth' is that FB will allow - controlling the narrative. I don't need FB to point out what MY community needs - I can find out right here IN the community. I don't need labels to tell me what to think or do.


    Social media is wonderful for many uses - but the tendency in the past few years has been to invade privacy, influence opinion, promote agendas...and not everyone views that as a positive trend.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by WarriorForum.com View Post

    A new article on
    Here's what Facebook had to say about the matte

    What do people here think?
    What does this have to do with the average Marketer on this forum ? Does it help a newbie get started on youtube, pinterest, of even facebook ? How does this help making their first sale, or bring them more traffic.

    Does this actually help advance marketers in their social media efforts ?
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  • Profile picture of the author HeyCleo
    Nice try by Facebook. I think this feature will more information provide to users.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronrogers034
    Facebook is celebrating each day and now it is normal for facebook to celebrate on some occasion, so it seems like fb is doing it for its own business and not for you or others.
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