World Economic Forum releases gloomy forecast: Climate change plus disinformation are 2024 risks

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Climate change and disinformation emerged as big threats to the world in the latest Global Risks Perception Survey by the World Economic Forum.

Ahead of next week’s elite gathering in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum released results of a survey Wednesday that shows that world opinion leaders think extreme weather, misinformation, and disinformation are severe global risks over the coming two years and beyond.

The survey is sure to inform the discussions of the various breakout sessions of world leaders and influential global players who gather yearly to get on the same page.

“Amid increasing division and uncertainty that continue to destabilize the world, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024 is set to bring together more than 2,800 leaders across geographies and industries to advance dialogue, strengthen cooperation and deepen partnerships on critical global challenges,” the organization wrote.

“As we enter 2024, a fairly pessimistic outlook,” said Saadia Zahidi, managing director of the WEF. She said in terms of the overall outlook, about half the experts who were surveyed said in that within two years the world is on the precipice of fairly severe risks, and another 30% said the risks were fairly catastrophic. Within 10 years time, two-thirds of the people surveyed think the risks will be extreme.

The report, published Jan. 10, said “disruptive capabilities of manipulated information are rapidly accelerating, as open access to increasingly sophisticated technologies proliferates and trust in information and institutions deteriorates.”

Such manipulation of information may “radically disrupt electoral processes in several economies over the next two years,” which was paired with the 2024 busy election cycle across many nations, including the United States, India, and Mexico.

“In the next two years, a wide set of actors will capitalize on the boom in synthetic content, amplifying societal divisions, ideological violence and political repression – ramifications that will persist far beyond the short term,” the report said.

The potential for misinformation and disinformation is linked to the expansion of artificial intelligence, especially when it gets “in the hands of bad actors, to flood global information systems with false narratives.”

Governments are beginning to regulate and punish creators of online disinformation, and are developing rules around artificial intelligence, the report said.

“Generally however, the speed and effectiveness of regulation is unlikely to match the pace of development. Synthetic content will manipulate individuals, damage economies and fracture societies in numerous ways over the next two years. Falsified information could be deployed in pursuit of diverse goals, from climate activism to conflict escalation,” the report said.

“The widespread use of misinformation and disinformation, and tools to disseminate it, may undermine the legitimacy of newly elected governments,” the report said, concerning the upcoming election cycle.

“Resulting unrest could range from violent protests and hate crimes to civil confrontation and terrorism,” the report said.

Governments are not the only ones who will be censoring in 2024. Google announced it will censor election-related material that is artificial intelligence bots don’t approve of leading up to the 2024 presidential and other elections. Meta, which owns Facebook, announced that it will restrict some content in the coming election cycle. In the past, tech companies have largely targeted conservatives and anti-authoritarian content.

Zurich Insurance Group and Marsh McLennan conducted the survey of world opinion leaders and shaped the results ahead of next week’s annual World Economic Forum meeting.

The Global Risks Perception Survey is the WEF’s way of “harnessing the expertise of the Forum’s extensive network of academic, business, government, civil society and thought leaders.”

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  1. Wow! I so trust this elitist, globalist group which has told us that we must go back to the stone age to save the planet, while they hob-nob in their jets and eat steak and lobster.
    Anybody who actually trusts these people should have their head examined.

  2. I refuse to take advice about how to save the environment from people who fly private jets to meetings in luxury resort towns.
    If they want to outlaw use of fossil fuels, they can show us how.

  3. “..disinformation emerged as big threats to the world..” Oh the irony!! Like the vampire legend, these WEC folks must have every mirror in their homes/castles covered with a sheet…🧛‍♂️🩸

  4. And who would know more about disinformation, and the spreading of disinformation (not to mention evil totalitarian globalist agendas) than Klaun Schwab’s World Economic Forum?

    Or is that just another “conspiracy theory” for the pro-establishment quislings and trolls who infect this site?

  5. The idea that any of the acronyms have your well-being in mind……………🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 fun times ahead

  6. According to the WEF, ‘misinformation’ is defined as anything contrary to the narratives espoused by the WEF and ‘disinformation’ is anything that exposes the falsity of the WEF worldview (where said falsity is otherwise known as the truth).

  7. I don’t know who to trust these days but least of all, this bunch. AI may be a problem but the cure they advocate may be worse than the disease.

    • It is kinda a hardscrabble ski town. Drove through it several years ago. Switzerland is stupid expensive; it is no surprise that those with too much cash come up with foolish and offensive ideas. Boycotting any corporate participants would be useful.

  8. Th World Economic Forum, along with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted the Event 201 forum in October 2019 which got everyone on the same page for covid 19. They published it to YouTube in November of 2019. Watch their ten-minute summary and realize they posted it BEFORE we heard about covid .
    If they talk about something, they are setting the next crisis to gain more money and power.

    • Good point, Ben, about the evil globalists’ “predictive programming”.

      And Bill and Melinda Gates of Hell are just as evil as Klaun Schwab and his WEF.

    • Pretty sure the scientists working on Covid came through the Anchorage airport in November of 2019. I haven’t forgotten the isolation units set up for them back then.

  9. They’re right. Misinformation is a huge problem. Except they don’t realize (or admit) the misinformation is coming from THEM!

  10. I smell complete, all-out, full-scale censorship with severe penalties for “disinformation” in the very near future.

  11. So say the globalist masters of misinformation and disinformation. To paraphrase the famous line in Star Wars: A more wretched hive of scum and villainy cannot be found on this planet. We must all be careful!

  12. These WEF clamorers have no linkage to our US Constitution, our republic or our consent from which to derive any tangential or imputed authority over us, the American People. They are gaudy Klaus clowns.

    • You make a nice speech, but ignore one point. They don’t care. Hell, most of our government doesn’t care.

      You can’t shame the shameless, and you can’t make technocrats care about trivial things like freedom.

  13. Who gets to decide what is information and what is disinformation?
    And, what do you think the WEF’s solution to “disinformation” is? (I am going to bet it is censorship)
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    Getting really tired of these parasites trying to tell the average person how to live their lives.
    News FLASH: The world will survive just fine without the likes of John Kerry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Klaus Schwab. If every attendee of this meeting disappeared tomorrow, no one outside of their immediate family will notice. Ever.

  14. WEF is rolling out Natural Assets Companies to acquire all resources land public private water oil everything and sell it on Wall Street it rolls out on 18th of June
    ‘https://americanstewards.us/natural-asset-companies/

    • Problem is, our bureaucrats do not have the power to make treaty decisions. Reference the constitution. Any treaty must win 3/4 vote in each house, and signed by a sitting president. As well as 3/4 states ratification. These a holes have been entering into unconstitutional treaties for decades. Most of them are meaningless if brought to the SC

  15. Stock sales of resources and land under control of NAC’s can now be used to pay national debt (our land and resources)

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