A secret battle is brewing on the Internet that will impact millions of Christians and nothing is being reported about it. Right now, the United Nations is quietly launching a new fact-checking system that will affect the entire world, but mainstream media is pretty silent. At the writing of this article, a simple Google search about the UN program turns up very few results.
The program is called iVerify and will focus on “misinformation, disinformation, and hate speech.” What is called ‘hate speech’ will likely be dictated by some that come from nations where Bibles are illegal and converting from Islam is punishable. Many of the nations that oversee the daily activities at the United Nations are also extremely anti-Semetic – will they be the ones dictating what information is “misinformation, disinformation, or hate speech”?
According to the UN website, “understanding online information pollution is an urgent global challenge. Misinformation, disinformation, and hate speech threaten peace and security, disproportionately affecting those who are already vulnerable.” They go on to say, “iVerify is UNDP’s automated fact-checking tool that can be used to identify false information and prevent and mitigate its spread. It is supported through the UNDP Chief Digital Office and the UNDP Brussels-based Task Force on Electoral Assistance. Iverify is also a Digital Public Good and can be found in the DPG Registry.”
For decades in China, Christian teachings have been labeled as lies, anti-science, anti-revolutionary, and have often accused of ‘disrupting national harmony.’ Downloading electronic Bibles, Christian materials and sermons has been extremely difficult, if not impossible, in the last couple of years.
This is why, when the United Nations promises to crack down on ‘misinformation,’ BTJ takes notice.