The 59-page rulebook, titled "Guidelines for the Governance of Digital Platforms," represents UNESCO's action plan for regulating the supposed acceleration and amplification of false information and so-called hate speech on the internet. (Related: Steve Quayle: UN's war against "disinformation" is nefarious plan to take out political resistance.)
In the rulebook, UNESCO has laid out seven "fundamental principles" regarding online content that the world should respect. These include the claim that every stakeholder must recognize the impact of their actions on human rights at every stage of decision-making.
Another point is UNESCO's claim to want the creation of "independent public regulators" set up all over the world "with clearly defined roles and sufficient resources to carry out their mission."
"These independent regulators work in close coordination as part of a wider network to prevent digital companies from taking advantage of disparities between national regulations," reads the third principle.
In the fourth principle, UNESCO wants the creation of massive "content moderation" teams, whose jobs are "feasible and effective at scale, in all regions and in all languages."
The fifth principle revolves around claims that UNESCO wants the algorithms of social media platforms to revolve around fundamentals of accountability and transparency rather than maximizing engagement and profit at the cost of ensuring the spread of reliable information.
The sixth and seventh principles focus on UNESCO demanding that platforms take more initiative to educate and train social media users to be more critical of the content they see and a call for regulators and social media platforms alike to take stronger measures to control content "during particularly sensitive moments like elections and crises."
UNESCO said the spread of so-called misinformation and hate speech poses major risks to societal cohesion, peace and stability. To protect supposed "real" information on the internet and access to it, UNESCO noted that it needs to regulate online platforms without delay.
"Our work has been guided by one central requirement: The protection at all times of freedom of expression and all other human rights," claimed UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. "Restricting or limiting speech would be a terrible solution."
"Having media outlets and information tools that are independent, qualitative and free is the best long-term response to disinformation," added the director-general.
Despite UNESCO's claims of wanting to protect free speech, many are skeptical. The editorial board of Technocracy.News warned that UNESCO's call to protect speech and human rights is "Orwellian Double-Think."
"While citing the need for 'multi-stakeholder' regulation of social media, UNESCO's 59-page tome … is Orwellian Double-Think at its worst, promoting free speech that is anti-free speech," the editors wrote. "The 'major threat to stability and social cohesion' is all about their stability and the social cohesion they want to force on the world. Now, UNESCO will spawn a feeding frenzy of eager NGOs and government tyrants to promote and defend the globalist narrative."
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