The World Economic Forum (WEF) has formed a new coalition of Big Tech executives and government officials to come up with new “innovations” to police “harmful content and conduct online.”
The newly-formed group, called the Global Coalition for Digital Safety, is comprised of government regulators from numerous countries – most notably Australia and the UK – an executive from Microsoft, and the founder of an AI-powered content moderation filter platform called Two Hat Security.
“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,” said Microsoft’s Chief Digital Safety Officer Courtney Gregoire.
A June article by the WEF called “Why we need a global framework to regulate harm online,” explains how it intends to target and eliminate “harmful content,” including “health misinformation” and “anti-vaccine content.”
From the WEF article:
In collaboration with over 50 experts across government, civil society, academia, and business, the World Economic Forum has developed a user-centric framework, outlined in the new report with minimum harm thresholds, auditable recommendation systems, appropriate use of personal details, and adequate complaint protocols to create a safety baseline for use of digital products and services.
One main challenge to online safety is the proliferation of health misinformation, particularly when it comes to vaccines. Research has shown that a small number of influential people are responsible for the bulk of anti-vaccination content on social platforms. This content seems to be reaching a wide audience.
The WEF even noted the effectiveness of prominent health safety advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as justification for more online censorship related to COVID-19 vaccine risks and side effects.
“This past year, Facebook and other platforms made a call to place an outright ban on misinformation about vaccines and has been racing to keep up with enforcing its policies, as is YouTube,” the globalist body wrote.
“Cases like that of Robert F Kennedy Junior, a prominent anti-vaccine campaigner, who has been banned from Instagram but is still allowed to remain on Facebook and Twitter highlight the continued issue. Particularly troubling for some critics is his targeting of ethnic minority communities to sew distrust in health authorities.”
The WEF further outlined its “framework” for future censorship practices in its new report “Advancing Digital Safety: A Framework to Align Global Action.”