World Economic Forum Publishes Article Calling for Global Censorship Using AI and Human Intelligence

By Naveen Athrappully
Naveen Athrappully
Naveen Athrappully
Naveen Athrappully is a news reporter covering business and world events at The Epoch Times.
August 12, 2022Updated: August 15, 2022

An opinion article published on the World Economic Forum (WEF) website has proposed creating an artificial intelligence program that could end up acting as a comprehensive global censorship tool.

In the article, writer and cybersecurity expert Inbal Goldberger proposes combining a powerful AI network with input from human intelligence data to track and preemptively stop certain content from circulating online.

“Since the introduction of the internet, wars have been fought, recessions have come and gone and new viruses have wreaked havoc,” Goldberger writes. “While the internet played a vital role in how these events were perceived, other changes—like the radicalization of extreme opinions, the spread of misinformation and the wide reach of child sexual abuse material (CSAM)—have been enabled by it.”

The article mentions the importance of deciphering the coded language used by child abusers and pornographers to disseminate CSAM and removing the content before it’s widely shared.

But along with this, Goldberger also mentions that the AI would be used to detect “extremism,” “disinformation,” and “hate speech.”

The proposed AI program would be supplemented by “off-platform” human intelligence gathering, Goldberger stated.

The article has been widely criticized on conservative news sites.

A report for The Daily Caller pointed out that social media companies are known to target conservative content online, including posts that are critical of gender ideology, climate change theories, COVID-19 policies, and vaccine safety. Some of this content is already labeled as misinformation and hate speech and is even blocked entirely on some platforms,

In response to the online backlash against the article, the WEF added a note to readers at the top of the page.

“Please be aware that this article has been shared on websites that routinely misrepresent content and spread misinformation,” the note reads, adding that the content of the article is “the opinion of the author,” not the World Economic Forum.

“Please read the piece for yourself,” the note says. “The Forum is committed to publishing a wide array of voices and misrepresenting content only diminishes open conversations.”

Globalist Agenda Pushing Leftist Social Engineering

The WEF is known for promoting a globalist agenda that’s “more social engineering than economics,” China expert Antonio Graceffo wrote in an article published in The Epoch Times. The social engineering includes pressuring companies to “comply with WEF social dictates.”

The WEF also has ties with the Chinese Community Party (CCP), and its programs feature Chinese politicians and businessmen. In a virtual dialogue held in July, Ma Jun, a CCP banking official, called for mobilizing private capital to “avoid funding activities” that damage nature.

“Basically, what Ma Jun is saying is that companies that do not comply with the globalist agenda will be cut off from borrowing,” Graceffo wrote.

And at the WEF annual summit in March, the head of Alibaba Group talked about a system that will monitor people’s individual carbon footprints, calculated by analyzing their eating habits, travel habits, and other behaviors.

Naveen Athrappully is a news reporter covering business and world events at The Epoch Times.