Risks of increasing Covid-19 disinformation, extremism in New Zealand

A Radio NZ article

Analysis – Last week’s Covid-19 protest outside Parliament served as a warning that New Zealand is not immune to the kinds of anger seen overseas.

As Labour Party whip Kieran McAnulty put it: “I think everyone needs to be aware that things are starting to escalate.”

McAnulty himself had been abused by some with strong anti-vaccination views, and there has been increasingly violent rhetoric directed at government politicians and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. As a result, security for MPs has been stepped up.

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