By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
NEW YORK (Worthy News) – The United Nations has launched a “misinformation war” against those questioning the U.N. narrative of a human-induced climate crisis and its COVID policies, including vaccinations, lockdowns, and mask-wearing.
“We are in an information war… we need to massively ramp up our response, said the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Flemings.
In recorded comments obtained and checked Friday by Worthy News, she blamed social platform X, formerly known as Twitter, for the spread of dangerous misinformation and “hate speech” at a recent Nobel Prize Summit.
“And, of course, firings at Twitter have left us with no one to call to flag content that is abusive or even incitement to violence. We’re now seeing that almost anyone can promote disinformation for the price of a blue tick,” she added.
She told her audience that the United Nations “teamed up with the [social media] platforms to elevate reliable information around COVID and climate to amplify trusted messengers.”
And Flemings warned those publicly doubting their views on climate change that “we have quite an army of them out there who want to take U.N. content and promote it within their followings, and also educating users on how to slow the spread of disinformation.”
The U.N. claimed in publications that “global warming” is “dangerously close,” spiraling out of control. Humans are “unequivocally” to blame, said a 2021 report from scientists of the U’N’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres even described the 2021 report as a “code red for humanity” and the “alarm bells are deafening.” “This report must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels before they destroy our planet.”
Not all scientists agree, Worthy News established. “Of course, you have to look at climate change on a somewhat longer time scale, such as since the last ice age,” said Ferdinand Meeus, Doctor of Science in Chemistry, Photophysics and Photochemistry at the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium.
“It is clear that the current warming of 1 Celsius [33.8 Fahrenheit] since 1850 is not alarming, not unique, and not faster than temporary natural temperature fluctuations. Fact,” added Meeus, who has been an IPCC expert reviewer. He calls himself a “Climate realist,” adding that “Climate change is timeless.”
Separately, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been prompting “increasing access to COVID-19 vaccines” to “save lives and prevent people from becoming seriously ill.”
It also promoted social distancing and mask-wearing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease, citing science, but not all doctors agree.
Robert Malone—a medical doctor and an infectious-disease researcher—for instance, suggested that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines might actually make COVID-19 infections worse.
In addition, over 10,000 scientists signed the Great Barrington Declaration, a petition that suggested COVID-19 lockdowns are “producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health.” However, Flemings made clear it was crucial to spread the U.N. message through social media.
She stressed, “Our new slogan that we want to have everybody have in their ear when they’re online is ‘pause, take care before you share.'”
“But yet we do feel like we are in an information war and that we need to massively ramp up our response.” She warned that the U.N. is “creating at the essential capacity to monitor and also have the ability to rapidly react when miss and disinformation and hate speech is threatening not just our people, our operations, but also the issues and the causes that we’re working on.”
The U.N. under-secretary-general said that as part of these, “we are going to be gearing up our verified initiative around climate change and developing this U.N. code of conduct on information integrity on digital platforms.”
Commentators quickly condemned the leaked comments, saying the United Nations is now involved in a global effort to police the internet for any “misinformation” that threatens its issues and causes.
Flemings countered that the U.N. is “hoping to set global standards that we can all advocate around so that we can collectively work for a more humane internet.”
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