‘Neglected’ democracy vulnerable to authoritarian rule in era of disinformation, Labor’s Tim Watts says

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Rebuilding public trust in free media, civil society and parliaments is critical for national security, he says

Labor frontbencher Tim Watts says rebuilding public trust in a free media, civil society and parliaments has become a critical national security imperative, because restoring institutional trust is the most effective antidote to ubiquitous disinformation.

Watts, who is shadow assistant minister for communications and cyber security, used a Lowy Institute lecture on Thursday night to declare that public trust in institutions “should be the comparative advantage of liberal democracy over authoritarian states in the new information environment”.

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