Secretary of State Attends 3rd Summit for Democracy in South Korea

He will visit the Philippians after the summit.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on Monday at the third Summit for Democracy, which South Korea hosted in Seoul. The secretary voiced concerns regarding the exchange of information during a year in which elections are being held in more than half the world.

“We live in a world where we seem to be intravenously connected to information, and we’re getting new inputs every millisecond,“ he said. “The use of technology, particularly when it comes to digital technologies – social media, and now artificial intelligence – they’re dramatically accelerating what had already been an incredibly fast pace of change. But that accelerant has also created an accelerant for disinformation, fueling polarization, adding to the general sense of confusion that people have about the world around them.“

“We can become so overwhelmed by lies and distortions – so divided from one another – that we will fail to meet the challenges that our nations face,“ Secretary Blinken continued. “Or we can meet this moment and do what democracies do best.  We can welcome diverse voices and perspectives.  We can think critically and debate vigorously. We can actually grow and self-correct.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Blinken as he engages foreign leaders regarding mutual global concerns.
  • For the secretary of state and American diplomats to be led by God in their discussions and negotiations.

Sources: VOA News, State Department


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