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‘Meta’ Already Pushing Globalist Agenda in a Big Way

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“Meta” is the name that everyone’s favorite social media platform is now assuming in what is thought to be an effort to outrun some epically bad press that was, many believe, well deserved. But as Facebook starts to morph into Meta, it raises questions about not only what the new Facebook will be like, but what they might plan to do with their monstrous Silicon Valley power and their partners like Twitter, Amazon, and Google.

Nicknamed the “Silicon Valley gods,” these tech CEOs seem to have no end of bright ideas for how they want to change the world, and a mantra that sounds cute coming from a 7th grader suddenly sounds like a valid effort for world domination in the hands of the former class nerds.

More recent news from the left coast has conservatives even more concerned since it was reported in the Financial Review that Meta thinks “global rules” were needed for a “global internet.” In other words, it would allow for a solution for disputes about online content and it would allow universal “rules” to dictate the “moderation” of content, worldwide.

In other words, just challenging the content on social media isn’t good enough. People have been getting around the filters put up by the Silicon Valley gods and it’s time for them to take their censorship global. Meta wants to say what can and cannot be posted, all over the internet.

“[We need new rules fit for the digital age,” Nick Clegg, Vice President of Global Affairs at Meta. “But as these rules are debated and written around the world, it’s increasingly clear that there are contrasting visions of what the internet should be.”

Clegg said that current internet regulations are “borderless” and that the internet is under threat from “a dark cloud of digital protectionism.” Indeed, the platform’s executive seemed to suggest that other countries model their internet policies after the European Union. He did, however, add that a global internet should not mimic that of countries like Russia or China. The democratic values that underpin the open internet – such as free expression, transparency, accountability, and the encouragement of innovation and entrepreneurship – cannot be taken for granted.

Policymakers in some democracies are working to preserve these values – for example, in the European Union, where wide-ranging regulations have been proposed to “embed greater transparency and accountability in the way digital markets and services operate.”

According to Clegg, the best thing to do would be to get governments involved. No, he really thinks that. The Meta executive said that democratic governments need to work together in order to prevent an “authoritarian internet.”

He modeled his argument after that of the Bretton Woods conference after World War II, where global leaders agreed on rebuilding in the post-war era.“We need that same scale of ambition to unite the democratic world today,” he wrote. “The internet has been one of the great collective achievements of humanity. It is time for its Bretton Woods moment.”

So, in conclusion, one of the uppermost executives at Meta, aka Facebook, thinks it’s time for there to be global internet regulations, and of course, Meta wants to be at the forefront of that discussion.

We’ve reached the point where it does not seem like any sort of overstatement to say that freedom of speech is staring down the barrel of the most aggressive censorship and First Amendment violations in American history. Worse, the democracy will soon have the life choked out of it if there’s not some sort of serious intervention, and fast.