Over 100,000 'digital first responders' recruited by UN to push establishment COVID narrative
The United Nations recruited more than 100,000 ‘digital first responders’ to push the establishment narrative on Covid on social media at the height of the pandemic
(Article by Niamh Harris republished from NewsPunch.com
The ‘information warriors’ were used to police the internet by monitoring social media platforms amd forums for so called “misinformation”, according to the organization’s communications director.
The revelation was made originally in October 2020 during a World Economic Forum podcast called ‘Seeking a cure for the infodemic’. The information has just resurfaced and started going viral on Twitter this week.
reports: In the podcast, Melissa Fleming, head of global communications for the United Nations, explains how the COVID pandemic and lockdowns created a “communications crisis” in addition to a public health emergency.
Fleming acknowledged that in order to fight so-called “misinformation” about the pandemic, the UN tapped up 110,000 people to amplify their messaging across social media.
“So far, we’ve recruited 110,000 information volunteers, and we equip these information volunteers with the kind of knowledge about how misinformation spreads and ask them to serve as kind of ‘digital first-responders’ in those spaces where misinformation travels,” Fleming stated.
That was nearly 2 years ago. It is not known how many ‘digital first responders’ have been recruited up to this point.
Similar efforts to create astroturf campaigns to push a specific message are nothing new, but when entities such as oil companies engage in it, they are lambasted for rigging the discussion.
However, when globalist technocrats at the UN or the WEF do it, apparently it’s fine.
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