UN chief warns against disinformation, hate speech online

New York, June 24 (Petra) — United Nations Secretary-General Ant?nio Guterres on Monday warned against the spread of misinformation, disinformation, and hate speech online.

In a speech, Guterres unveiled a set of United Nations Global Principles for Information Integrity based on a comprehensive vision of a more humane information ecosystem, aimed at empowering people to claim their rights.

Guterres unveiled what he called the five principles: Societal Trust and Resilience, Healthy Incentives, Public Empowerment, Independent, Free and Pluralistic Media, and Transparency and Research.

He stressed that misinformation and hate speech fuel prejudice and violence, exacerbate divisions and conflicts, demonize minorities, and threaten the integrity of elections.

He pointed out that threats to information integrity are not new, but they are multiplying and expanding at an unprecedented speed on digital platforms, supported by artificial intelligence.

//Petra// AF
24/06/2024 20:55:48