(SNews) – Ahead of the annual summit in Davos, Switzerland this week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has declared that so-called “misinformation and disinformation” are among the top “global risks” threatening the organization’s agenda today.
The WEF made the declaration in a new report published ahead of the annual gathering that lays out the top “risks” facing the organization over the next two years and the next decade.
The vague terms “misinformation” and “disinformation” are often used by politicians and their allies in Big Tech and the corporate media to describe information that conflicts with their narrative.
Used in place of well-defined terms such as “false” or “fabricated,” these poorly characterized concepts are frequently used as a “one-size-fits-all” excuse to censor information and stifle free speech.
However, according to the narrative pushed by the elites gathered by the WEF, the risk of “misinformation and disinformation” is up there with fears of a world conflict, out-of-control inflation, food security, and other real calamities that could befall the world over the coming years.
The WEF lays out its greatest concerns in the “Global Risks Report 2023.”
In the report, “climate change” and “action” related to that theory play a very prominent role, too.
After identifying these alleged “risks” in the report, the WEF also declares what must be done about whatever it identifies as key issues.
The WEF claims that technology will in fact “exacerbate inequalities” because “cybersecurity” remains a major concern.
Kalus Schwab’s organization forecasts that tech is one of the central targets for state intervention in the future.
The report states that “stronger industrial policies” will be required for Big Tech platforms.
In response to the apparent “misinformation and disinformation” threat, the WEF calls for advances in “AI,” “biotechnology,” and “quantum computing” to tackle the alleged issues.
Those sectors are projected to grow because of both state (i.e., military) and private money invested in research and development, according to the report.
The celebrates the idea of a dystopian future of actual AI, biotech, and “quantum computing” gaining prominence and suggests more money should be invested into it.
The WEF report argues that advancing those technologies would offer a “partial solution to a range of emerging crises, from addressing new health threats and a crunch in healthcare capacity, to scaling food security and climate mitigation.”
But that will only be true of those countries capable of spending money to address future “risks.”
Other poorer nations with poorly defined sovereignty can expect even more inequality.
It would appear, though, that this in itself isn’t considered a negative by the WEF.
The report concludes by warning that these technologies “also” bring risks.
The alleged risks include “widening misinformation and disinformation to unmanageably rapid churn in both blue- and white-collar jobs.”