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Sky News Australia: Authoritarian-minded’: Jacinda Ardern calls for crackdown on ‘disinformation’


September 30,2022

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took her “strong opinions” to a “new level” with her speech to the UN about disinformation, says Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton. “There are some big problems with what Jacinda is proposing,” Mr Houghton said. “She glosses over how any restrictions on speech and communication would impact our ability to discuss issues freely. “And who exactly is deciding what is true and what is false? Politicians? “Do you trust politicians to make that call? Do you trust anyone to make that call? “The sort of authoritarian-minded people who tend to desire that level of control over speech are the very last people you would want making the decisions.”

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