Sky News Australia Is A Global Hub For Climate Misinformation: Report

"Murdoch-owned channel creates and distributes content promoting climate scepticism across the world, analysis finds".

"Australia’s Sky News channel has become a central source for climate science misinformation around the world, gaining high traction among conservative social media influencers and networks, according to a report.

An analysis of a global network of climate science deniers and “delayers” and the content they shared found the News Corp Australia-owned channel was a key “content hub” for “influencers, sceptics and outlets”.

The analysis, published by UK thinktank the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, said the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sky News Australia consistently ranked highly for traction, pushing the partisan views of its hosts and guests to a global audience through social media networks.

Sky News Australia said it rejected the findings of the report, saying it would “continue to encourage debate” on climate change in its programs."

Graham Readfearn reports for the Guardian June 13, 2022.

Source: Guardian, 06/14/2022