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A Senate Committee examining the dangers of Foreign Interference through social media will be re-established after it lapsed at the end of the last parliament.

Shadow Cyber Security Minister James Paterson says on western headquartered social media platforms, authoritarian states seek to “influence our democracy” and ultimately the decisions that we make as sovereign countries and our elections.

“By pumping our system full of false information, deliberately false information to try and mislead voters and mislead the public and shape our public opinion and debate.

“This should not be allowed to happen, it is toxic and corrosive to our democratic institutions and our strength as a liberal democracy.”

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