The UN Releases Plan to Push for Worldwide Internet Censorship

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The United Nations has disgraced itself immeasurably over the past month or so.

In case you missed the following stories, I suggest catching up now:

The UN’s “Sustainable Development Agenda” is Basically a Giant Corporatist Fraud

Not a Joke – Saudi Arabia Chosen to Head UN Human Rights Panel

Fresh off the scene from those two epic embarrassments, the UN now wants to tell governments of the world how to censor the internet. I wish I was kidding.

From the Washington Post:

On Thursday, the organization’s Broadband Commission for Digital Development released a damning “world-wide wake-up call” on what it calls “cyber VAWG,” or violence against women and girls. The report concludes that online harassment is “a problem of pandemic proportion” — which, nbd, we’ve all heard before.

But the United Nations then goes on to propose radical, proactive policy changes for both governments and social networks, effectively projecting a whole new vision for how the Internet could work.

Under U.S. law — the law that, not coincidentally, governs most of the world’s largest online platforms — intermediaries such as Twitter and Facebook generally can’t be held responsible for what people do on them. But the United Nations proposes both that social networks proactively police every profile and post, and that government agencies only “license” those who agree to do so.

People are being harassed online, and the solution is to censor everything and license speech? Remarkable.

How that would actually work, we don’t know; the report is light on concrete, actionable policy. But it repeatedly suggests both that social networks need to opt-in to stronger anti-harassment regimes and that governments need to enforce them proactively.

At one point toward the end of the paper, the U.N. panel concludes that “political and governmental bodies need to use their licensing prerogative” to better protect human and women’s rights, only granting licenses to “those Telecoms and search engines” that “supervise content and its dissemination.”

So we’re supposed to be lectured about human rights from an organization that named Saudi Arabia head of its human rights panel? Got it.

Regardless of whether you think those are worthwhile ends, the implications are huge: It’s an attempt to transform the Web from a libertarian free-for-all to some kind of enforced social commons.

This U.N. report gets us no closer, alas: all but its most modest proposals are unfeasible. We can educate people about gender violence or teach “digital citizenship” in schools, but persuading social networks to police everything their users post is next to impossible. And even if it weren’t, there are serious implications for innovation and speech: According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, CDA 230 — the law that exempts online intermediaries from this kind of policing — is basically what allowed modern social networks (and blogs, and comments, and forums, etc.) to come into being.

If we’re lucky, perhaps the Saudi religious police chief (yes, they have one) who went on a rampage against Twitter a couple of years ago, will be available to head up the project.

What a joke.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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  1. Thanks for further confirmation, Stalin WON WWII !

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281017812_STALIN'S_SCIENCE or

    https://brittius.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/dr-o-manuel-ph-d-stalins-science/

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  2. The United Nations has become a pathetic joke. Time for it to go away because it’s in the way…

    • Congressmen are finally speaking up it is long past due
      to leave the U.N.
      Let some other country host them…they have always been jealous of the U.S AND harbor great hatred for us.
      The Agenda 21 most anti AMerica…COMMUNIST evil document ever created….needs to be confiscated and all copies shredded or burned.

    • yes the UN has been a thorn in every countries side especially America’s for way too long and needs to be dissolved.. very fast. they have seriously have tried too extend their influence her on too many occasions.. my vote if too expel them from American shores forever…

    • It may be a joke, but Obummer wants to use it to get his way in a lot of things, like making a world-wide ban on guns! (Only police & military will have guns if he gets his way.) He has been unsucessful in getting it through Congress, and his Presidential edicts haven’t worked, so now he wants to use the UN. WHY? Because no dictator wants to get shot by one of his “subjects”!

    • I could not agree more. The UN involvement in any of American affairs must be stopped. Involvement in the Internet must be defeated as must all issues in Agenda 21. Their socialist World Government desires must be defeated at all cost. It is time to stop funding the UN and withdraw support before America is absorbed into their Socialist plan. It must start with the removal of Obama who supports the UN plan and insure that Hillary is never elected as she also supports the UN involvement in American affairs. Stopping the UN aggression needs to be our governments number one priority.

    • There may be hope yet, and perhaps Putin is the man for the job.
      With China and Russia and France and Germany forming a coalition in Syria, and with the BRICS association gaining momentum, not to mention the AIIB, perhaps all that will be left for the UN will be Israel and the ‘five eyes.’ *crosses fingers*
      https://atokenmanblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/putin-and-the-un-is-change-in-the-air/

  3. No doubt about it, the planet has reached its carrying capacity of social engineers and the elites who hire them. How to relieve them of their power? Simple: it’s derived from deception. All it takes is information dissemination.

  4. Its all for human rights of course, or was that for the good of the people, no it was for the children , but wait don’t forget women’s rights and now freedom for politicians to take bribes. The crusade against freedom will never end.

    • It’s Agenda 21…UN Agenda for the 21st century coming home to roost….Agenda 21 is in every city hall and municipal government around the world….it’s to take our rights our freedoms, our property…it’s to turn us into a 3rd world nation…it is for complete and total control…It’s for a world take over to bring in the UN as the One World Government. Who owns the UN…they will be your master….you will be their slave….

      I.C.L.E.I. isn’t part of the UN, but they work to implement UN agenda…NGO are non government employees that work in our city halls putting UN agenda into place….they need to be kicked out of our city halls, and Municipal governments….they go straight for planning…check Agenda 21 buzz words….when they think we have figured out the buzz words…they change them…it’s done to throw us off track…so they can keep pushing thru their agenda…it’s nothing short of crimes against humanity.

  5. Money is the ennemy. We can’t control it, never wil. It’s too powerfull and we can’t stop it either…

    • Money’s not the enemy…it’s what you do with it…some people use it to hurt us….it’s the people that cause wars because they make money off of war….it’s the ones that geo-engineer our weather and dump tons of heavy metals on us and pretend they are fixing global warming, it’s the ones that genetically modify all the seeds turning our produce into pesticide that make money evil….it’s all done to hurt us….we need to wake up and put a stop to it….

    • Oh YES WE CAN STOP IT AND WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • If tomorrow you have huge money & become a millionaire/billionaire, you too will behave in the same way like that of the present rich ones!
      Sitting in front of the screen & pointing fingers at others is always easy
      ! 😉

  6. The United Nations would be a lot better if it wasn’t full of those damn foreigners. Why don’t they move to Zurich where they already have a bunch of their stuff. The general assembly in New York could be rehabbed into a really big movie theater, the security council could be rented-out for private functions, and the office tower could be turned into condos.

  7. Despite financing a lot of ugly “news ” sites such as SGTReport, Celente, 21stcentury wire, and so many more sites to ignore the murders due to Islam and the horrible customs in Muslim countries and bash Israel 24/7, the Saudis and their fellow Muslim travelers including Iran prefer to just close sites even discussing Islam. Those are the same sites that will discuss the disgusting Federal Reserve and other central bank frauds.

  8. huge protest against “US-military-airbase” located in Germany

    • If it was really about the children the U.N. would move against Islam as it likes to roast babies alive and smother older kids buried alive, and sell both boys and girls as young as three, and little girls married at three for sex at nine, kids sex traffic, chopping off women’s heads or stoning them to death for what their husband claims is the woman’s adultery with no proof except the lies of his friends or the test of a hot poker on her tonque, etc., etc. The U.N. is now a farce not even near what it was intended to be, a cooperation to stop wars and children and women from sexual abuse, emotional abuse, slavery, forced marriage, etc., etc. All of the middle east is living still under these old world conditions and it is now spreading into Europe. I wonder if when it hits our shores if the U.N. will do something then or still condone what is the horror millions of children and women still live under.

    • screw germany,to many died to stop their BS,can’t let them set the rules now

  9. get the UN out of American business, stop giving them any money also NO UN RULES ALLOWED IN MY COUINTRY

  10. You have to love those bumbling idiots at the UN…..

  11. AMERICA WILL NOT COMPLY WITH THE SEWER OF THE UN , GET THE HELL OUT OF AMERICA

  12. Th US out of the UN and the UN out of the US. I think that says it all. It’s run be America’s enemys at our expense. Time to go.

  13. When is Congress going to revoke the UN’s lease in NY, and stop sending them money. The US needs to get out of the UN, and get the UN out of the US. The fools in Congress can not see what wackos are running the circus.

  14. Name one thing the UN has stopped , no wars , conflicts etc. we pay 90% and its on our soil for every deplomat to abuse. Get rid of it and have it put on say Swiss soil or even Saudi Arabia.

  15. Wow, the UN actually admitted that they don’t consider women as Human!! They want “to better protect human and women’s rights,”. Well, at least they are now being honest.

  16. This is Sgt York,the UN can kiss my butt. This is the United States of America and not the UN territory of the UN. Pis@ on them big time

  17. SCREW THE UN. WE NEED TO GET OUT OF THE UNITED NATIONS. THIS IS OUR COUNTRY AND OUR CONSTITUTION. THERE NOT AN AMERICAN MILITARY. THERE A COMMUNIST ORGANISATION.

  18. And just who is behind the UN for Censorship? The A-Hole’o sitting behind the White House Desk..

  19. Put the UN in the Sudan. About 600 miles south of the Mediterranean Sea.

  20. Get the UN the F out of the US and the US out of the UN

  21. The UN has outlived it’s use along with so many other albatross’s.

  22. Such BS!! Defund the damnable UN and remove it from our shores. They are useless as teats on a bull, and continue to attempt the One World BS, without sending troops to defend the world against the Daesh and islam.

  23. The UN has been trying to govern us for years. I say tell those A__ holes to stay out of our business, and get out of our country. Talk about an entity that needs to be defunded, they would be in the top 5 of my list. I’ve heard that Obama is set to become the next president/ supreme ruler of the UN ! So they really need to get out and I mean NOW !!

  24. The UN bldg.should be bulldozed to the ground and all the members ran out of our country,any American that puts UN authority over the US constitution should be tried for treason and hung.

  25. The UN is like a Communist cartel, the USA should’ve dumped them years ago. We still provide the most $$ to them & we get nothing in return but Liberal B.S. ‘Nuff already!

  26. Well, considering the U.N. has been outmoded for a few decades, & they keep trying to doing things they don’t have the right or authority to do, I agree, it’s time to get rid of the United Nations.
    Funny how the U.N. keeps trying to run our country, & can’t say the politicians in office are doing a good job either.
    What we need to do is run the U.N. out of our country, stop giving them any money whatsoever, & throw all the corrupt politicians in office in prison, where they belong. Too many don’t follow the oath they took when they went into office & have done things that are definitely illegal, just one is insider stock trading, which is illegal for everyone, yet they use loopholes to get around it. Just another thing that needs to be straightened out on our government.

  27. It is now time to defund the UN and expel lit from the USA

  28. Sounds like the ghost of SOPA.

  29. The worse the United Nations becomes, the more King Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro will try to use it!

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  31. i can say without any doubt that if they do manage to somehow censor the internet there will be massive amounts of violence as a result, as well as a response, when you silence someone and give them no means to air their grievances they always become severely violent to themselves or others.

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