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World Economic Forum makes censorship pledge to “tackle harmful content and conduct online”

By Tom Parker | Reclaim the Net | June 29, 2021

The World Economic Forum, an international group that works to “shape global, regional and industry agendas,” has formed a new “Global Coalition for Digital Safety” that’s made up of Big Tech executives and government officials and intends to come up with new “innovations” to police “harmful content and conduct online.”

The scope of so-called “harmful” content that will be targeted by this Global Coalition for Digital Safety is far-reaching and encompasses both legal content (such as “health misinformation” and “anti-vaccine content”) and illegal content (such as child exploitation and abuse and violent extremism).

Big Tech companies already censor millions of posts under their far-reaching rules that prohibit harmful content and misinformation. They also publish detailed quarterly reports about this censorship.

But according to the World Economic Forum, Big Tech’s current metrics, recommendation systems, and complaints systems are “deficient” which is why “more deliberate coordination between the public and private sector is needed.”

The World Economic Forum intends to deliver this “more deliberate coordination” through its Global Coalition for Digital Safety which will work to tackle what it deems to be harmful content through a series of measures.

These measures include exchanging “best practices for new online safety regulations,” taking “coordinated action to reduce the risk of online harm,” and creating global definitions of harmful content “to enable standardized enforcement, reporting, and measurement across regions.”

The members of this Global Coalition for Digital Safety include officials from the governments or government regulators in Australia, the UK, Indonesia, Ukraine, Bangladesh, and Singapore, an executive from the tech giant Microsoft, and the founder of the artificial intelligence (AI) powered content moderation and profanity filter platform Two Hat Security.

“Global online safety is a collective goal that must be addressed by working across borders as well as by individual nations,” Ofcom Chief Executive Dame Melanie Daws said. “We look forward to collaborating with international Coalition members to reduce the risk of online harms and build a safer life online for everyone.”

Microsoft’s Chief Digital Safety Officer, Courtney Gregoire, added: “The World Economic Forum is uniquely positioned to accelerate the public-private collaboration needed to advance digital safety globally, Microsoft is eager to participate and help build whole-of-society solutions to this whole-of-society problem.”

The formation of this global coalition is reflective of tech companies’ increased willingness to collaborate with global governments to censor legal content that they deem to be harmful and to push these governments to introduce more expansive speech regulations.

Just a few months before this coalition was announced, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki called for global coalitions to address content that’s “legal but could be harmful” at the World Economic Forum Global Technology Governance Summit 2021.

And last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pushed for “more guidance and regulation” from world leaders on what people are allowed to say online.

Similar global coalitions that have attempted to create global censorship standards, such as the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), have resulted in the automated censorship of satire, media reports, and other types of legal content.

June 29, 2021 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance, Science and Pseudo-Science | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”. G Orwell

    “The imagination, like certain animals will not breed in captivity”…..G. Orwell.

    “Political language has to consist largely of Euphemism, question begging and sheer cloudy vagueness”. G Orwell.

    “No book is genuinely free from political bias”…..G Orwell.

    “The fact that an opinion is widely held is no evidence whatsoever that it is not utterly absurd”….Bertrand Russell.

    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored”….Auldous Huxley

    “The people will believe what the media tells them to believe”….George Orwell.

    “Football, beer, and above all gambling occupied the horizons of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult”……G. Orwell.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 29, 2021 | Reply

  2. Old Klaus the Maus, the hubris bloated geriatric NAZI from Hollyweird central casting that would have humanity believe that anglozionazi satanic elitist filth is all that can save the world from……anglozionazi satanic elitist filth. These clowns, like their retard poster gimp aka Graeten Thunfisch, prove conclusively that Planet Sheeple is due for a major reshuffle and can no longer afford to tolerate dim witted idiots with their imbecilic agendas. When they crank up the covaids 21 in the coming winter, when they crash the net and go full ape with their piggy goon squads the time will have come to confront the beast directly or be destroyed in the process. Dark Winter approaches and only the prepared will survive.

    Once a NAZI always a NAZI.

    https://unlimitedhangout.com/2021/02/investigative-reports/schwab-family-values/

    Onward to Ouch Witz…where the joke is on the “jabbed” losers.
    Pfizer macht frei, mein $chnuckis.

    Same as it ever waZ

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    Comment by Martillo | June 30, 2021 | Reply

    • …..’e’s got a vewy Big Nose………

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 1, 2021 | Reply

  3. Like

    Comment by Sparrow | June 30, 2021 | Reply

  4. Shouldn’t that bald fellow be in a jar

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    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | June 30, 2021 | Reply

  5. Amazing that this Nazi Schwab thinks he has the right to tell us what we can read, let alone think. I guess it time to water the Tree of Liberty. Pompous asses!

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    Comment by James John bucholtz | July 1, 2021 | Reply


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