(RoyalPatriot.com )- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed $1.9 million to the United Nations to “combat online terrorist and violent extremist content.”
While attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York City two weeks ago, Trudeau announced that his government plans to “fund a new tool that helps small and medium-size online platforms” to identify terrorist and violent extremist content.
The funding is in response to New Zealand’s “Christchurch Call to Action,” a commitment made by several governments in 2019 “to eliminate terrorist and violent extremists content online.”
Canada has committed 1.9 million over a three-year period to the UN’s Tech Against Terrorism initiative launched by the UN’s Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate to “tackle terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights.”
The money will go to the initiative’s second phase, “Terrorist Content Analytics Platform,” which is described as “a secure online tool that automates the detections, notification, and analysis of verified terrorist content.”
What could go wrong?
Marco Mendicino, Canada’s Public Safety Minister, said the Terrorist Content Analytics Platform will feature “real tools that can make the Internet a safer place for Canada, Canadians, and the world.” Mendicino claimed, “extremist views and content do not belong anywhere online where they can influence others and incite violence.”
Considering Canadian officials labeled truck drivers opposed to vaccine mandates as “extremists,” this is bound to lead to government abuse and censorship.
In August, Mendicino also said the Trudeau government is making progress on pending legislation that would regulate and censor internet content it deems harmful or hateful. He said the proposed legislation would establish “some clear boundaries on what is not acceptable,” including “hate speech” and “criminal threats.”