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The United Nations is training people worldwide to demand censorship by social media platforms of their fellow citizens for "potentially harmful content." At least one U.S.-government funded group, Atlantic Council, involved in U.S.-based censorship, is involved.
The UN effort emphasizes spying ("monitoring"), but the main goal is to pressure the social media platforms to censor disfavored voices.

The UN is US taxpayer funded, which means Americans are funding the spread of the Censorship Industrial Complex

The UN is seeking to create “appeals councils” to pressure social media companies to censor disfavored views and people.

The Censorship Industrial Complex is rapidly going global.

Facebook and Google are already working with the UN-funded Censorship Industrial Complex.

They are using censorship of covid information as a model for their efforts.

The UN censors are demanding censorship of "negative comments about the appearances of public figures."


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The UN censors are demanding the power to censor slang that social media platforms might miss. Image
The UN censors are financing pilot programs to create "new tools" (e.g., AI) to automatically censor disfavored speech. In the US, DARPA and NSF are both funding similar tools.

articles.unesco.org/en/articles/so… Image
The same pilot programs (in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya) are developing strategies for spreading propaganda ("peace-building narratives"), brainwash ("empower") youth ("to be more resilient to harmful content"), train hackers, and spin journalists. Image
The intent is to promote and scale up the program internationally: "Inform the global community of the lessons learnt of the project."

Like the "Election Integrity Project" and "Virality Project," the goal of "Social Media 4 Peace" is to get people comfortable with censorship Image
Our discovery of this shocking news comes on the same day that Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center announced its hiring of former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden to oversee its advocacy of censorship at a global level.

Arden and her allies have used the 2019 Christchurch… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image
We get to the bottom of the scandal here:

We need UN, Harvard, Google, Facebook whistleblowers to come forward.

We will protect your anonymity. Mainstream regime media may not.

Email me michaelshellenberger@proton.me

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More from @shellenberger

Jun 3
UK government worked with BBC, Google, and Facebook to secretly censor valid criticisms of Covid lockdowns and vaccines for kids.

Blockbuster new reporting by @Telegraph

‘On Friday, MPs and freedom of speech campaigners condemned the disclosures as “truly chilling” and “a tool for censoring British citizens” akin to those of the Chinese Communist Party.
Much of the Government’s wider work on disinformation is shrouded in secrecy for “national… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
‘Critics of lockdown had posts removed from social media. There is growing suspicion that social media firms used technology to stop the posts being promoted, circulated or widely shared after being flagged by the CDU or its counterpart in the Cabinet Office.’
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Jun 3
“The policing of ‘information’ is the stuff of Naziism, Stalinism, Maoism, and similar anti-liberal regimes. To repress criticism of their diktats, anti-liberals label criticism ‘misinformation’ or ‘disinfo.’ Those labels are instruments to crush dissent”

“The motive is to make and signal commitment to anti-liberalism, in a manner parallel to how religious cults sets up rituals and practices for making and signaling commitments (Iannaccone 1992). Vice signals vice, the ticket in some spheres to promotion and advancement.”
“The unsincere human is not open. He is averse to sitting and hashing out differences with adversaries. He may issue brief, peremptory messages. He avoids challenges. He ignores criticism. He does not explain. He refuses engagement.”
Read 4 tweets
Jun 2
European Commissioner @ThierryBreton is threatening to censor users on Twitter & other platforms. "I am the enforcer," he says. "I represent the law, which is the will of the state and the people." In truth, he is an unelected bureaucrat hell-bent on silencing disfavored voices. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
French President @EmmanuelMacron appointed Thierry, but Thierry is out-of-control. He believes he should decide who gets to speak and who must be silenced. He is seeking dictatorial powers that are unprecedented in human history. He must be stopped.

Thierry is a tool of European industry. I don't see how any self-respecting American CEO, investor, or elected official could, in good faith, take orders from this person. He has never been elected to office. He serves the financial interests of the EU. Thierry has no legitimacy
Read 5 tweets
Jun 1
The FBI and DoJ are supposed to be nonpartisan. But while DoJ is releasing info relating to its investigation of Trump, it is refusing to let Congress see a document that may show Biden’s involvement in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national. It’s a double standard. ImageImage
“They believe the form ‘describes an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions.’”

The FBI was sitting on Hunter Biden’s laptop in 2020 while “former” FBI & CIA officials spread the ridiculous conspiracy theory that it was Russian disinformation
Read 5 tweets
May 31

This from the homeland of George Orwell? Image
We Yanks are coming to the UK to help our British brothers and sisters fight back against this coordinated multi-governmental assault on our freedom


Your freedom may well depend on it

And time is short
It’s fair to expect at this point that the “news media” will lead the mob in demanding first the censorship of independent journalists and eventually our incarceration.
Read 4 tweets
May 30
The picture we used to have of journalists was of crusaders for truth against power. But today, journalists are crusading for the rights of the powerful to censor their competitors. Image
Why The Media Is Attacking Free Speech

PLUS: Join Public and Racket In London, June 22, 2023

Governments around the world are cracking down on free speech. What they are demanding includes the ability to read private encrypted text messages and invade homes in search of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The picture many of us have of journalists is Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in “All The President’s Men,” or the journalists in “Spotlight,” “She Said,” and “The Post.” They are dogged seekers of the truth, determined to overcome any obstacle in their way of discovering it… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… ImageImage
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