The young climate change activist Greta Thunberg has had to explain details around her Facebook posts as eagle-eyed followers spotted that her father appeared to be the one controlling her page. A glitch on her account made it possible to see which accounts were responsible for uploading content. The 17-year-old Swede currently has 3.9 million followers on twitter. However, she also shares regular updates on Facebook as part of her efforts to raise awareness of the threats facing the environment.
A Facebook bug which was an issue for several hours from Thursday evening to Friday morning gave users the opportunity to see which admins were responsible for which editing pages. This meant that any user could view anonymous accounts that edit pages, including those belonging to celebrities. One user took this very opportunity and tapped into one of her posts. This showed the accounts behind some of the posts were those belonging to her father Svante Thunberg and Indian climate change activist Adarsh Prathap.
Amid considerable talk regarding this, Greta Thunberg reached out to her 3.9 twitter followers on Sunday to insist that she has written every single one of them. Another post said others were posted by Mr Prathap after he had taken them from her Twitter or Instagram pages. She said she acts as co-manager of the @gretathunbergsweden page on Facebook, along with Mr. Prathap who founded the page. Greta’s tweets read “Some people have been asking who manages this page”, “First of all, since last spring I only use Facebook to repost what I write on my Twitter and Instagram accounts”, “Since I have chosen not to be on Facebook personally ( I tried early on but decided it wasn’t for me) “I use my father Svante’s account to repost content, because you need an account to moderate a Facebook page”.
Greta then closed up these successive tweets with the comment “All texts posted on my Facebook page has of course been written by me, just like everything else.” Some have been highly sceptical of the role Greta Thunberg actually plays in her work and have accused people behind the scenes. UNN’s Oliver Down and the rest of the UNN team will be keeping an eye on this situation and will bring you further developments as we get them.
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Current Affairs Correspondent | My name is Oliver Down I am 22, and a staunch brexiteer. I am a Bristolian lad who studied politics in Leicester. I believe in free speech and accurate journalism and I won’t be afraid to give you “the other side” of the story!
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