Some people are trying to deflect the conversation away from climate damage and the fact that burning fossil fuels like coal has fuelled this crisis. Important discussions on the causes of the fires and the required solutions have both fallen victim to deliberate misinformation.
Dealing with misinformation can be sensitive – we encourage you to check the sources of the information you share, and take a moment to read some analysis of how the misinformation is spreading and be understanding if those around you are confused or share information you know to be false.
Some useful information:
Article: Hazard reduction burns are 'not the panacea': RFS boss
Article: Disinformation and lies are spreading faster than Australia’s bushfires
Article: Bots and trolls spread false arson claims in Australian fires ‘disinformation campaign