UN Urges Governments and Platforms To Implement Its Guidelines For Censoring “Misinformation,” and “Hate”

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last week addressed a high-level meeting in New York City to detail the ideas around preparing for “the next pandemic.” In his remarks – although he had the good sense to first address issues related to actual diseases – Guterres also prominently urges governments and online platforms to implement guidelines designed to censor content that is designated as “misinformation, disinformation,” and, “hate.” He would like countries around the world to commit to implementing what the UN calls its pandemic accord by May 2024, when the World Health Assembly (the governing forum for the World Health Organization, WHO) is set to convene. Guterres called on governments to earmark more taxpayer money toward WHO – so that these contributions can cover half of the agency’s budget, and also, support “the proposed investment round.” The UN chief then proceeded to lay out the organization’s plans “for the next pandemic,” and divided them into three areas of key importance. Sustainable development was the first, misinformation second, and what he calls “responding to complex global shocks” – which actually proved to be highly likely the most damaging aspect of the Covid years – was only mentioned last. Regarding “misinformation,” Guterres complained that it was the reason people were skeptical of the vaccines (which he, somewhat obliviously, references as being developed “in record time” – as a positive note.) In keeping with the well-established alarmist and…UN Urges Governments and Platforms To Implement Its Guidelines For Censoring “Misinformation,” and “Hate”