UN Officials Define Free Speech

Since when does the United Nations have the right to limit free speech in America?? They don’t. This is prelude to life in the globalist managerial state under the auspices of the lethally corrupt United Nations.

LInda Goudsmit / November 12, 2022
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High-Level UN Officials Advise Elon Musk to Limit Free Speech on Twitter

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist November 11, 2022

Excerpts from the article:

Elon Musk purchased Twitter with the avowed purpose of restoring free speech because, he said, it is “important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner without resorting to violence.” Twitter is still in a transition period under Mr. Musk’s new leadership. Nevertheless, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk decided that he could not wait before strongly urging Mr. Musk, in an open letter he wrote earlier this month, “to ensure human rights are central to the management of Twitter under your leadership.”  Mr. Türk then laid out in his letter six fundamental principles from a human rights perspective that he believes Twitter must follow.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights put some brakes on free speech

The first principle was the protection of free speech itself and the right of privacy. That’s great. But instead of stopping right there, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights put some brakes on free speech in his very next principle. “Free speech is not a free pass,” Mr. Türk wrote. “Viral spread of harmful disinformation, like that seen during the Covid-19 pandemic in relation to vaccines, results in real world harms. Twitter has a responsibility to avoid amplifying content that results in harm to other people’s rights.” 

Melissa Fleming, the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Global Communications, wrote in her November 10th Medium article that “Elon Musk’s promise to make the platform an online haven for free speech has us worried. What does that really mean in the age of disinformation?”

“The nemesis of free speech is not content moderation. It’s disinformation, hate speech, incitement to violence,” Under-Secretary General Fleming added. “It’s disinformation that chills free speech and amplifies authoritarian and populist agendas.”

Ms. Fleming is right to raise serious concerns about posts that constitute incitement to violence. Speech that is directed to inciting imminent violence or other lawless action and is likely to incite such action should be prohibited to prevent looming actual violence and disorder. No reasonable person would dispute the need for such a prohibition even if it is at odds with freedom of speech absolutism.

[LFC Comments: We highly suggest that you follow the link above to read the entire article/ We also suggest that the United States get out of the UN, and the UN out of the United States.]




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