Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Looking For a New Al Gore

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The International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE) had its first official meeting in Washington last Wednesday, including over 200 researchers from 55 countries. They focused on the reduction of public understanding and belief in science, according to The New York Times, and the panel was funded by organizations like the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Skoll Foundation, according to its website.

This new globalist organization will now determine what is and is not true in the media.

Misinformation moderation has been used in recent years to target conservative online speech and right-leaning news outlets.

This should be concerning to conservatives and Christians.

Proverbs says, "The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge, but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness."

Be informed, not misled.

Foundations with large endowments and a history of bankrolling leftist causes are partnering to finance a new global group of researchers to fight online misinformation. 

"Misinformation" is a tricky word.

What is the basis on which this elite group will determine what is true and what is false?

The New York Times headline reads, "With Climate Panel as a Beacon, Global Group Takes On Misinformation."

The Times continues: "A group of scholars introduced an international panel to study the digital information landscape, inspired by those who had been warning of the effect of global warming."

Inspired by those who have been warning of the effect of global warming?

Al Gore running loose across the country and the world enriching himself with hundreds of millions of dollars by claiming the earth is about to burn but investing more taxpayer money in research while shutting down the energy sector comes to mind.

Suppressing scientists who disagree with this storyline also comes to mind.

Looking for a new Al Gore?

The New York Times article begins with this:

Two years ago, at a virtual gathering organized by the Nobel Foundation, Sheldon Himelfarb outlined the idea that the world’s leading scholars should join forces to study misinformation the way that scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change documented the global effect of carbon emissions.

That new group gathered for its official introduction in Washington on Wednesday, uniting more than 200 researchers from 55 countries with a similar sense of urgency and alarm as the threat of global warming. In the group’s first report, the researchers questioned the effectiveness of fighting falsehoods online with content moderation, one of the most common strategies to combating misinformation, saying other tactics had more scientific evidence behind them.

“You have to approach the information environment, in the same way, scientists approached the environment,” said Mr. Himelfarb, the group’s executive director and the chief executive of PeaceTech Lab, an advocacy organization affiliated with the United States Institute of Peace in Washington.

At least we know what these folks have in mind: A new global religion built around the destruction of freedom related to the global religion of climate change and worship of Mother Earth. And personal enrichment.

“Algorithmic bias, manipulation, and misinformation have become a global and existential threat that exacerbates existing social problems, degrades public life, cripples humanitarian initiatives, and prevents progress on other serious threats,” the panel wrote in its inaugural announcement.

"On Wednesday," the Times says, "the panel’s researchers presented the summary of its first two studies, which reviewed 4,798 peer-reviewed publications examining misleading information on social media and aggregated the findings on the effectiveness of countermeasures to it."

Many of IPIE’s backers have a history of bankrolling left-wing groups and causes. 

The Daily Caller is expressing concern for conservatives and Christians, given the past activism of the contributors.

The Ford Foundation has also contributed over $4 million since 2010 to Media Matters for America, a left-wing media watchdog that describes itself as “dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing and correcting conservative misinformation,” according to its grants database.

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has invested nearly a million dollars in anti-Israel organizations such as Jewish Voices for Peace, Zochrot and the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, according to Tablet.

The Skoll Foundation has a global threats fund that invests in efforts to prevent climate change, stating it “requires urgent attention,” according to its website. The researchers in the IPIE were inspired by the tactics of the U.N.

As mentioned, misinformation moderation has recently been used to target conservative online speech and right-leaning news outlets. In 2020, the New York Post published a factual story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, but it was heavily censored by Facebook and Twitter under the pretext of combating Russian disinformation.

Multiple funds managed by Arabella Advisors, a Democrat-connected consultant company, financed research by universities and nonprofits investigating how online “misinformation” and “disinformation” disseminate.  Many of the projects characterize conservatives and Christians as the main sources of misinformation and several of them advise censorship as a possible solution to stop the spread.

What next?

The new panel sees itself in a governmental role — at least for now. It plans to issue regular reports, not fact-checking individual falsehoods but rather looking for deeper forces behind the spread of disinformation as a way to guide government policy.

“It’d be too hard to put a bunch of scientists on evaluating the truth claims in any particular piece of junk,” said Philip N. Howard, director of Oxford University’s Program on Democracy and Technology and chairman of this new panel.

I expect this to be well funded, particularly by those funding the globalist movement. Likely there will be new super-star-like advocates arising from this attempt to eliminate "misinformation" who will eventually enrich themselves as Al Gore and others have done with "climate change."

However, they will influence government policy here in the US and elsewhere in the world.

Biden, the UN, and other leftist globalists will definitely be on board with this.

Make no mistake, we will be targeted and big tech will pretend to work with them because some of the goals are the same.


Because of new technology, more voices than ever are shouting at us from the culture. Turn it off and listen to God---"Be still and know that I am God."

Follower the true Leader: "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27).

"A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength" (Proverbs 24:5).

We know the Truth, and the Truth sets us free.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.