Davos Watch: European Union President Demands More Government Control to Counter ‘Misinformation’

The European Commission’s pursuit of digital ID on a global scale became none more apparent than during President Ursula von der Leyen’s remarks to the globalist elite at the World Economic Forum (WEF).

“The top concern for the next two years is not conflict, or climate, it is disinformation and misinformation,” she said in Davos, Switzerland on January 16.

The 2024 WEF Global Risks Report says addressing ‘misinformation’ and ‘disinformation’ take priority, even over extreme weather events, war, terrorist attacks and inflation.

“The boundary between online and offline is getting thinner and thinner, and this is even more important in the era of generative AI,” von der Leyen conveyed.

“The World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report puts Artificial Intelligence as one of the top potential risks of the next decade,” she continued. “Tackling disinformation and misinformation has been our focus since the beginning of my mandate.”

At the G20 Summit last September, the Commission president called for a global regulatory body to oversee Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital ID systems, akin to the regulations for vaccine passports. She underscored the need to harness and guide this technology ‘responsibly.’

In 2020, the European Union (EU) presented the first-ever law on AI in a bid to facilitate innovation while building trust.

“But we need more,” she said, “What the world does now will shape our future. I believe that Europe — and its partners — should develop a new global framework for AI risks.”

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