Communications Minister Michelle Rowland has claimed her proposed crackdown on misinformation and disinformation would have no impact on the mainstream media…
“And just to be clear, mis and disinformation is information that is verifiably false and causes harm.
“So for example, a piece of misinformation that people should ingest bleach to treat a viral condition is harmful misinformation.
“And you also have, of course, mis and disinformation that comes from bad actors or rogue states acting against Australia’s interests seeking to undermine Australia’s democracy and national security.”
Two weeks ago, the minister used that same bleach analogy to promote the Albanese government’s plan to crack down on free speech – a reference to advocacy falsely attributed to President Donald Trump from April 2020. Not only is her comparison verifiably mendacious, it is also being used to harm citizens and what remains of democracy. In any case, the worst peddlers of misinformation during the ‘pandemic’ were governments. That’s before we even get to the thousands of people now dying from ‘vaccines’ that were forced on the healthy.