Inside The UN Plan To Control Speech Online

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from Great Game India:

The UN plans to control speech online by imposing international laws through organizations like governments and corporations.

Proponents of free speech and prominent US legislators are alarmed by a United Nations agency’s proposal to control social media and internet communication while pursuing a tough stance against what it refers to as “false information” and “conspiracy theories.”.

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The U.N. Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) detailed a number of “concrete measures which must be implemented by all stakeholders: governments, regulatory authorities, civil society, and the platforms themselves” in a 59-page report that was made public this month.

This strategy entails imposing international laws through organizations like governments and corporations, with the goal of preventing the spread of other kinds of expression while advancing goals like “gender equality” and “cultural diversity.”

The U.N. organization specifically targets “misinformation,” “disinformation,” “hate speech,” and “conspiracy theories” in an effort to establish an “Internet of Trust.”

The Russian think tank and discussion forum Valdai Club said that the Western Press uses pseudo-academics like University of Manitoba professor and geopolitical economist Radhika Desai to silence critics.

Expressions that have been highlighted for restriction or cessation include advocacy that may be construed as “incitement to discrimination,” concerns about elections, and actions related to public health.

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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, testifies remotely during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election,” in Washington on Nov. 17, 2020. (Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images)

Critics warn that powerful forces in government and Big Tech are increasingly using accusations of “disinformation” and “conspiracy theories” to stifle accurate information and even essential political discourse.

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