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At G7, Joe Biden and Boris Johnson sign charter committing to defend against “disinformation”

A sign of more censorship to come?

By Tom Parker | Reclaim the Net | June 10, 2021

At the 2021 G7 summit, an annual meeting attended by seven wealthy democracies, US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed a charter that vows to collectively defend against a series of “new and old challenges” including “disinformation.”

The charter is a “revitalized” version of the original 1941 Atlantic Charter declaration that was released by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill on August 14, 1941 and provided a broad statement of US and British World War II aims.

This new version of the charter says that it will build on “the commitments and aspirations set out eighty years ago,” affirm the US and UK’s “ongoing commitment to sustaining our enduring values and defending them against new and old challenges,” and counter “the efforts of those who seek to undermine our alliances and institutions.”

It contains eight broad commitments with the third commitment containing a pledge against disinformation.

“We oppose interference through disinformation or other malign influences, including in elections, and reaffirm our commitment to debt transparency, sustainability and sound governance of debt relief,” the charter states.

We obtained a copy of the new Atlantic Charter for you here.

This new version of the Atlantic Charter doesn’t detail how the duo plan to fight what they deem to be disinformation but follows both countries signaling that they plan further crackdowns on online content based on censorship buzzwords such as disinformation and “misinformation.”

During a recent press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters “the President’s view is that the major platforms have a responsibility related to the health and safety of all Americans to stop amplifying untrustworthy content, disinformation, and misinformation, especially related to COVID-19, vaccinations, and elections.”

She added: “His view is that there’s more that needs to be done to ensure that this type of misinformation; disinformation; damaging, sometimes life-threatening information is not going out to the American public.”

In the UK, efforts to censor disinformation are coming through a new draft “Online Safety Bill” which intends to block social media sites in the country if they fail to take down disinformation or “legal but harmful content.”

June 11, 2021 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. “During a recent press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters “the President’s view is that the major platforms have a responsibility related to the health and safety of all Americans to stop amplifying untrustworthy content, disinformation, and misinformation, especially related to COVID-19, vaccinations, and elections.”

    Speaking of disinformation, one only has to go back to that lying A-hole, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleisher, and “Dirty Dick Cheney”, when the USA was going after Saddam Hussein, back in 2002/3, to realise that the White House lies like a Pig in it’s own s**t when it comes to “the truth”.

    “If he declares that he has none, then you will know that Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the World”….A Fleisher, 2/12/2002

    “We know for a fact that there are Weapons there”….A Fleischer 9/01/2003

    “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction”…..Dick Cheney…26/08/2002

    “Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of Sarin, Mustard gas and VX Nerve Agent”……..Colon Bowell 5/2/2003

    NOTHING that comes out of the White House, or The CIA, can be trusted as the Truth.

    And, of course, when it comes to Lying, Mike “We Lied We Cheated We Stole” Pompeo(ex CIA Chief) is proud of his ability to LIE, with a straight face.

    The problem is, the American “Sheeple”, buy it every time……….WAKE UP, America.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 11, 2021 | Reply

  2. In her statement, Jen Psaki includes ‘elections’ as one of the items that might be subject to misinformation or disinformation. This may well have been included because of the various audits of voting in the recent presidential election, being carried out in several states in the US. If Joe Biden was elected fairly and squarely, there would be no concern for misinformation or disinformation. But the fact that it was included can only mean that they are uncomfortable, and if, in spite of dirty tricks to shut the audits down, cheating is found to have taken place, Joe Biden could be looking at a very short term in office. And Jen Psaki.

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    Comment by Bill Francis | June 12, 2021 | Reply

    • When you look at some of the Presidents of the USA over the past 60 years, you realise that it suits “those who run and control the USA”, to have pliable, easily manipulated, dopes, like Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, ‘Dubya’ Bush, and now Joe Biden, playing the role of POTUS, but having no idea at all, what is being done in their name.

      All this is done while “Hollywood” and “The Networks” keep diverting Americans attention away from reality, while “Dirty Deeds” are done behind the scenes……….

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 12, 2021 | Reply


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