United Nations Chief Guterres Offers Chilling Warning – ‘White Supremacy’ Is a ‘Transnational Threat’

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres advisedthat the combination of “white supremacy” and neo-Nazi movements could equate to a “transnational threat.”

“White supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are more than domestic terror threats,” Reuters said. “They are becoming a transnational threat. Today, these extremist movements represent the number one internal security threat in several countries.”

“Far too often, these hate groups are cheered on by people in positions of responsibility in ways that were considered unimaginable not long ago,” Guterres said. “We need global coordinated action to defeat this grave and growing danger.”

“At times, access to life-saving COVID-19 information has been concealed – while deadly misinformation has been amplified – including by those in power,” he said.

“I urge all Member States to place human rights at the centre of regulatory frameworks and legislation on the development and use of digital technologies,” he said. “We need a safe, equitable and open digital future that does not infringe on privacy or dignity.”