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WHO Releases International Pandemic Treaty Zero Draft That Targets ‘Misinformation’ and ‘Disinformation’

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a zero draft of its international pandemic treaty which will give the unelected global health agency new powers to “tackle” anything that it deems to be “false, misleading, misinformation or disinformation” if passed.

Norway Pushes Ahead With Digital Currency, Ignoring Privacy Concerns

Norway is looking to join several countries that are on track to introduce a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) – a centralized form of digital money.

California’s New Digital License Plates Made Cars Trackable by Hackers

Reviver says its mission is to “modernize” the driving experience, and the way it does that is by developing the world’s first digital license plate and connected vehicle platform.

New Russian Decree Enables New Online Censorship Powers

Russia’s Ministry of Communications, in conjunction with the Russian government’s National Broadcasting Company and all other state-owned media outlets, this week gave themselves the power to block websites they deem offensive in new ways.

63% Of Voters Want FBI Investigated for Social Media Censorship Push

Now that, with “Twitter Files,” the cat is officially out of the bag regarding the US government and its agencies’ involvement in flagging user content on the social site – the question becomes, should this form of censorship be officially investigated by Congress?

The Qatar World Cup Is a Testing Ground for Dystopian ‘Pay-By-Face’ Tech

Visa, the Official Payment Technology Partner of FIFA, is set to bring what it calls “innovative” biometric payment technologies to the World Cup in Qatar, which starts on Sunday.

UN Tells Elon Musk to Monitor ‘Harmful Disinformation’ and ‘Hate Speech’

The UN’s high commissioner for human rights, Volker Türk, has sent an open letter to Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk, asking him to ensure that Twitter respects human rights and monitors hate speech and misinformation.

Twitter Bans Kathy Griffin and Others as It Enforces Rules Against ‘Impersonation’

The accounts were impersonating new Twitter owner Elon Musk.

Instagram to Automatically Censor ‘A Predefined List of Offensive Terms’

Meta-owned Instagram plans to introduce new features that will censor “offensive” direct message (DM) requests and Story replies and warn users before replying to comments that “could be offensive.”

PayPal Is Still Threatening to Fine Users $2,500 for Promoting ‘Intolerance That Is Discriminatory’

While PayPal has walked back its threat to fine users $2,500 for “misinformation,” the payments company is still reserving the right to fine users the same amount for other alleged transgressions.

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