Canada Launches UN Declaration Pledging Restrictions On Online “Disinformation”

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. A “global” declaration – that only manages to garner the support of 27 out of 193 UN member countries. How dreadfully humiliating – some might say. But rest assured, Canada’s government will find a way to spin this abysmal result of its effort to use this year’s (likely, as ever, a waste of time and taxpayer money) UN General Assembly gathering in NYC to push some of its own agenda – or the agenda it’s tasked to push. First, what is this yet another “global declaration” – and why has it failed so spectacularly? (The answer may in fact be the same.) According to an announcement by the Canadian government, cited by the press, the purpose of the “global” declaration is to combat “disinformation.” “Global Declaration on Information Integrity Online,” is what it’s called, and besides the “trusty” Canadians, the Dutch were also seemingly randomly thrown (an EU country, one or the other) into drafting it. And look who was readily on the side, to sign it: the US, the UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, Korea, etc. There are (not many, though) more countries here, but their alignment on “issues” was never in question; and now, instead of a UN General Assembly as a place of the meeting of the minds and meaningful discussions, we have it as a showdown for a world aligning into different, this time huge and truly global blocs, to showcase…Canada Launches UN Declaration Pledging Restrictions On Online “Disinformation”