Obama Joins UN Effort to Dictate Acceptable Behavior on the Internet
(PRISON PLANET) The United States — along with the UK, China and Russia — have agreed to work together under the globalist umbrella of the United Nations to determine “norms of accepted behavior in cyberspace,” according to Computer Weekly. France, Germany, Estonia, Belarus, Brazil, India, Israel, Italy, Qatar, South Korea, and South Africa are also involved in the effort.
Robert Knake, a cyberwarfare expert with the Council on Foreign Relations, says the signed agreement represents a significant change in U.S. posture. Participation of the U.S. demonstrates the Obama administration’s strategy of diplomatic engagement, according to Knake.
“To achieve that goal nations will share information about their cybersecurity laws, develop international standards of conduct, and help less developed countries tighten their cybersecurity. The principles have been finalized for the United Nations, but there is no indication when they will be reviewed,” reports writes Bert Knabe for Lubbock Online.
As Infowars.com has reported, the threat of cyber attacks is vastly overstated. Dire reports issued by the Defense Science Board and the Center for Strategic and International Studies “are usually richer in vivid metaphor — with fears of ‘digital Pearl Harbors’ and ‘cyber-Katrinas’ — than in factual foundation,” writes Evgeny Morozov, a Belarus-born researcher and blogger who writes on the political effects of the internet.
Morozov notes that much of the data on the supposed cyber threat “are gathered by ultra-secretive government agencies — which need to justify their own existence — and cyber-security companies — which derive commercial benefits from popular anxiety.”
“Our legislature is utterly supine before the national security bureaucracy, which exaggerates cybersecurity threats and consistently uses the secrecy trump card to defy oversight,” writes Jim Harper for CATO. “Benign intentions do not control future results, and governmental surveillance of the Internet for ‘cybersecurity’ purposes may warp over time to surveillance for ideological and political purposes.”
Our nation will be even more supine before a global security bureaucracy that does not answer to our elected representatives, does not respect our national sovereignty and our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in 2009 that the globalist organization has moved to prevent “hate speech” on the internet. “There are those who use information technology to reinforce stereotypes, to spread misinformation and to propagate hate,” Ki-moon said during a seminar on “hate speech” held in June of 2009. “Look no further than last week’s shocking shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. For years, the alleged shooter was well known for spewing racist venom through the internet and elsewhere.”
The corporate media and liberal bloggers attempted to place blame for the Holocaust museum shooting on members of the patriot movement. James W. Von Brunn, the accused shooter and avowed white supremacist, “was a right-winger — a far right-winger,” David Neiwert wrote last June. “More to the point, this is precisely the same belief system that today fuels the cottage industry in conspiracy theories — promulgated by the likes of Ron Paul and Alex Jones — that the Fed is part of a massive conspiracy of ‘international [read: Jewish] bankers’ to enslave Americans and destroy the country.”
Following the release of the Department of Homeland Security’s report labeling gun owners, returning veterans, and patriot movement activists as the number one threat to national security, the corporate media launched into a concerted effort to portray “rightwing extremists” who defend the Constitution as domestic terrorists.
Obama partisans — including members of the FCC — characterize conservative talk radio as hate speech and demand it be shut down. Obama’s regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, has argued that the government ban “conspiracy theorizing” and infiltrate “extremists who supply conspiracy theories” to disrupt the efforts of the “extremists” to propagate their theories over the internet.
The red herring of cybersecurity is now being exploited by the global elite in a cynical effort to tame and fully corporatize the internet and shut down the alternative media that has eclipsed the old dinosaur dead tree and televised corporate media.
The recent agreement at the United Nations signifies that the globalists are determined to take efforts to control and censor the internet to the next level.