Former CNN anchor Brian Stelter made an appearance at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual summit in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday where he warned global elites about the alleged “danger” of so-called “disinformation.”
Stelter, who was fired by CNN last year, hosted a panel at the event on the “clear and present danger of disinformation.”
World leaders, politicians, and global corporate power elites have been gathering in the lavish Swiss ski resort for Klaus Schwab’s controversial summit this week.
The WEF supports the notion that private and public actors should routinely cooperate for desired political and social ends.
During the annual gathering, attendees discuss plans to further advance the WEF’s globalist agenda.
After being ousted from CNN, the disgraced former primetime host recently landed a fellowship at Harvard University.
His panel event at the World Economic Forum asked prominent lawmakers and members of the media about the possibility of censoring and controlling purported “misinformation” online.
Stelter asked the chairman of the New York Times Company, Arthur Sulzberger, about the current state of “disinformation” since social networks began to feel “pressure” about monitoring content over the past several years.
The executive compared condemnations of “fake news” as “enemies of the people,” phrases popularized by President Donald Trump.
He claimed that they follow the pattern of Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany.
Sulzberger then called for a “real sustained effort” from social media platforms and lawmakers to block and censor the phenomenon.
Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), who was also on Stelter’s WEF panel, likewise claimed that Trump “proved that lying works” as a political strategy.
“Part of jumping on his bandwagon was buying into this game that you could just lie, and not only could you get away with it, but it might actually help your career.”
European Commission Vice President Vera Jourová described a “very broad exercise” in monitoring “disinformation” within the European Union and said that 90% of the requests for removals on Facebook come from government agencies.
Moulton said there is a “healthy concern” in the United States that European censorship goes “too far.”
“Yes, they are ahead of us, and they’re doing some smart things,” he said.
“But I know when I use the internet in Europe and I get all the warnings about cookies and whatnot, that actually makes me feel safer.
“We also have a healthy concern that we are not going to be censored.”
Stelter countered that many Democrats have pressured social media companies over the past six years to “be stronger in content moderation.”
However, he failed to mention that Democrat lawmakers have also been caught violating the First Amendment by demanding that social media companies censor Americans.
Moulton responded that many lawmakers are uncomfortable when they see critical posts online.
Nevertheless, he expressed a willingness to consider more censorship in cases such as vaccine “misinformation.”
“This concept of preserving public safety, even under the banner of free speech, is actually something that we have accepted for a long time,” he continued.
“We get taught in grade school the concept of yes, you are allowed free speech, but not crying fire in a crowded theater.”
The panel comes as independent reporters continue to release emails and other internal company documents provided by Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
The “Twitter Files” chronicle federal law enforcement agencies policing content on the platform and asking executives to remove posts.
The latest release showed that staffers working for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the former chair of the House Intelligence Committee, wrote to Twitter “quite often” asking for posts to be removed.
Another installment indicated that agencies, particularly the FBI, contacted Twitter about the censorship of so many posts that employees congratulated each other in internal company communications for the “monumental undertaking” of reviewing the requests.
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