The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has written to Elon Musk urging him to suppress ‘misinformation’ on Twitter, i.e., anything that challenges the narrative on Covid vaccines, climate change and the War in Ukrai https://t.co/OVZPZG825S— Toby Young (@toadmeister) November 22, 2022
While there has been a great deal of hullabaloo concerning Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, one would probably not have expected senior officials at the United Nations to find it necessary to have their say on the matter.
Yet on November 5th Volker Türk, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, did indeed weigh-in, sending an open letter to Mr. Musk to express his “concern and apprehension” about Twitter’s role in the “digital public square”. He urged Musk to make sure human rights would be “central to the management of Twitter”, and to “address harms” associated with the platform, and also took the time for a bit of finger-wagging at Twitter’s new CEO for sacking Twitter’s human rights team (no, I had no idea it had one either). More here at the inestimable Daily Sceptic website.