Globalist WEF Scaremongers Dangers of Alleged AI-Generated Misinfo Before Elections

January 10th, 2024 4:05 PM

The globalist, anti-free speech World Economic Forum released a hypocritical and hysterical “risk report” warning of alleged “misinformation” emanating from artificial intelligence ahead of elections in multiple countries.

As countries including the United States gear up for elections within the next two years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) classified “misinformation and disinformation” as posing the most severe short-term global risk in a hefty “global risks” report. So-called “misinformation” generated by artificial intelligence (AI) in particular could encourage “[m]istrust in elections,” WEF scaremongered, “threatening democratic processes.” WEF specifically identified the 2024 U.S. election as among the top six at-risk national elections for AI-generated “misinformation,” and praised tyrannical Communist China’s authoritarian AI regulation of “false information.”

“These global control freaks never really come right out and say what is actually at risk, instead nebulously defining ‘global risk’ as ‘the possibility of the occurrence of an event or condition which, if it occurs, would negatively impact a significant proportion of global GDP, population or natural resources,’” said MRC Free Speech America Vice President Dan Schneider. “Obviously what they really are concerned about are voices that run contrary to their left-wing narrative.”

Labeling content is not sufficient to stop “violence or radicalization” surrounding elections, WEF announced, though it did not specify solutions to this alleged impending crisis. WEF did argue that the “capacity of social media companies to ensure platform integrity will likely be overwhelmed,” indicating that the organization perceives current Big Tech censorship as insufficient. The organization clarified its anti-free speech attitude in an endnote citation reinforcing the idea that AI content moderation — i.e. censorship — is positive but insufficient. “Despite the potential benefits that AI can play in content moderation,” WEF’s endnote explained, “Social media manipulation” remains a risk, per WEF’s NATO source.

WEF’s campaign against free speech didn’t end there, as it advocated for government regulation of speech. The organization’s report approvingly referred to AI content regulation by the Communist Chinese government, which is infamous for its harsh censorship regime. According to WEF, “requirements in China to watermark AI-generated content may help identify false information, including unintentional misinformation through AI hallucinated content.” As MRC Free Speech America previously highlighted, China’s draft AI regulations demanded that AI reflect “socialist values.”

While admitting that government regulation is unlikely to keep up with AI development, WEF later advocated for regulation as a potential solution. WEF urged governments to address “censorship” and “AI technologies” through “[n]ational and local regulations,” and “AI-enabled misinformation” through “education initiatives.”

The WEF talks a big game about combating so-called misinformation, yet, in the same report, the organization made extravagant claims about the alleged threats of human-triggered climate change, despite evidence to the contrary. WEF ranked these threats as top long-term global risks, despite evidence from recent studies and experts that man-made climate change is a low or non-existent long-term threat. For example, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. John Clauser has assured people that there is no climate crisis. In addition, a 2022 study found evidence that fossil fuels were not driving global warming, and surface station measurements indicate that the globe is in a cooling — not warming — period.

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