Public Relations(hips): Balance, Choice, and Climate Change

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  • In numerous recent climate liability lawsuits, free speech emerged as a common legal defense used by fossil fuel companies. This is the latest example of an ongoing epistemic strategy undertaken by these companies, one which has contributed to inaction on climate change. What implications might this hold for the practice of intellectual freedom within librarianship? This talk uses both Alberta and the historical record of corporate-driven climate denial as touchstones in order to explore the complexities and dangers of an unexamined approach to intellectual freedom and related commitments to platform "all sides" when disinformation comes with material and global consequences.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International