The Daily Caller published a piece examining a new United Nations policy proposal that outlines how to “combat online ‘mis- and disinformation and hate speech,’” including by demonetizing people and social media channels online. The policy proposal is informed by groups that actively censor conservative political speech online, most notably the Global Disinformation Index.
Daily Caller: Mike Benz, executive director of the Foundation for Freedom Online, told the DCNF that many of the organizations that the U.N. references in its brief “are effectively government cut-outs.”
“Global Disinformation Index is funded by the State Department. CCDH is a cut-out of the UK Foreign Office,” Benz said. “None of them are independent.”
Read full article: https://dailycaller.com/2023/06/26/un-censorship-conservatives-digital/
Michael Benz is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Freedom Online. Previously, Mr. Benz served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Communications and Information Technology at the U.S. Department of State. Follow him on Twitter @FFO_Freedom.