Free speech is not a human right, according to prominent Facebook censorship board member Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
“What we’re trying to find, of course, I think many of us engaging in this conversation, is that middle road. How do you moderate content and how do you find that balance between human rights and free speech, which is a human right, but also other human rights because free speech is not an absolute human right,” the Facebook Oversight Board co-chair said during a live stream of Politico’s Tech 28 spotlight.
“It has to be balanced with all the human rights and that is what the oversight is there to do,” she added.
The former Danish prime minister went on to spuriously claim that without the oversight board, which oversees massive suppression campaigns and makes decisions such as whether to allow former President Donald Trump back on the platform. She ignored the long listof politically motivated digital throttling completed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others to claim that the oversight board could be the best end-all for tech content regulation.
“Now we have the oversight board which is a completely new invention to do this work and of course, I want to say that I think this is a very very positive new way of doing it,” she said, speaking highly of the tech giant’s newest censorship campaign.
Thorning-Schmidt previously argued in favor of Facebook’s oversight board colluding with other tech oligarchs to create a mass digital suppression campaign that spreads across all platforms.
“I don’t see the UN coming up with a solution that could work as quickly as the Facebook oversight board and that would have the right funding, the right members and that could take independent decisions that could be respected by the social media companies,” she said in May. “We are set up for other companies to join in the future.”
Just this week, the U.S. Surgeon General unveiled guidance pressuring tech giants to punish any COVID-19 dissidents guilty of spreading what they label as “misinformation” with excess censorship and surveillance.
“Limiting the spread of health misinformation is a moral and civic imperative that will require a whole-of-society effort,” Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy wrote in the introduction of a new report. Source
Well now the tyranny is blatant. These people are not trying to hide it. They make the rules and we obey them or pay the price. We are instructed to take “the middle road” instead of absolute truth.
The unspoken “truth” here is that there are individuals in powerful positions who will tell the world what is true, and what is not true.
“It must strike a balance – find a middle.”
This goes right along with secular humanists insisting that there is no absolute truth – no absolute right and wrong.
As Christians, we know that this is a lie from the pit of hell.
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:1-5).
Brethren, the evil one continues to assault people with his wicked whispers.
His followers love to say that truth is all relative – what is true for one person, is not necessarily true for another.
The truth is of such importance to our God. Read the following Scripture:
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11).
We are to be like the Bereans were – always searching for truth, no matter who is speaking! We have the Holy Spirit Who will tell us TRUTH and will convict us of Sin.
Shalom B’ Yeshua