“The World Economic Forum (WEF) held the Sustainable Development Impact Meetings, where unelected groups held a ‘Tackling Disinformation’ panel, with participants including the UN, Brown University, and even CNN… The UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming, noted that the UN had partnered with Big Tech companies, including Google and TikTok, to control narratives surrounding COVID and climate change.
‘We own the science, and we think that the world should know it, and the platforms themselves also do,’ she said… ‘We partnered with Google,’ said Fleming. ‘For example, if you Google ‘climate change,’ you will, at the top of your search, you will get all kinds of UN resources.’
‘We started this partnership when we were shocked to see that when we Googled ‘climate change,’ we were getting incredibly distorted information right at the top… We had another trusted messenger project, which was called ‘Team Halo’ where we trained scientists around the world and some doctors on TikTok, and we had TikTok working with us,’ Fleming said.
‘Another really key strategy we had was to deploy influencers… who were really keen, who have huge followings, but really keen to help carry messages that were going to serve their communities, and they were much more trusted than the United Nations telling them something from New York City headquarters.”