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Don’t stop me now: the growing disinformation threat against climate change in Belgium


This new EDMO BELUX and EU DisinfoLab study analyses the flows of climate disinformation in Belgium, where several websites, academics, journalists, politicians and scientific experts conspicuously admit to being climate sceptics or, as they like to call themselves, climate “realists”.

The disinformation landscape reflects the country’s linguistic divisions and is facilitated by the limited number of fact-checkers. Indeed, some of the experts in the field we contacted are pessimistic about the evolution of climate disinformation in Belgium, even suggesting that the worst is yet to come.

Therefore, this study wishes to curb this dark future and alleviate the adverse effects of climate change disinformation in the area. We explain who the transmitters of these deceptions are, but, most importantly, what their common strategies and messages they rely on. Almost all of them are ‘delayists’, i.e. stopping climate change action and – by extension – the energy transition.

Read the study here.