Former NZ socialist PM and WEF head kicker Jacinda Ardern will “address online harms… and violent extremism online” New Zealand hoped she had gone for good
(LifeSiteNews) — Former Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has been rewarded with a prestigious fellowship at Harvard University. As the Berkman Klein Center (the Center) at Harvard reports, “The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is thrilled to announce Jacinda Ardern as its first Knight Tech Governance Leadership Fellow.”
Ardern herself claims she will “address online harms… and violent extremism online,” explaining that “Emerging technologies such as AI present huge opportunities to address online harms, but also challenges.” According to the Center, whose past scholars have worked with Matt Taibbi on The Twitter Files, Ardern will be at the forefront of the fight against a new threat – “algorithmic harms.”
She will additionally work closely with BKC leadership to explore emerging challenges of governance to protect against algorithmic harms during a critical moment of the explosive proliferation of generative AI tools.
Her appointment comes months after the publication of a major study into the international coordination of online censorship and surveillance. Dubbed the “Censorship-Industrial Complex,” this ever expanding network of state-sanctioned “fact-checkers” has been explained in detail by Matt Taibbi’s extensive report.
This is the context in which Ardern’s appointment takes place – that of a coordinated and vast effort of surveillance and suppression, which to quote Michael Shellenberger, “Combines established methods of psychological manipulation… with highly sophisticated tools from computer science, including artificial intelligence.
The complex’s leaders are driven by the fear that the Internet and social media platforms empower populist, alternative, and fringe personalities and views, which they regard as destabilizing.”