Shadow foreign minister Penny Wong attacks the government over the Liberal Party’s alleged involvement in “fake news” campaigns on Wechat.
“We don’t have major political parties engaging in fake news on this media platform or any other media platform. It is incumbent upon Scott Morrison to rule out any Liberal Party involvement in the malicious false content that is circulating on WeChat,”
”We had foreign interference laws which passed our parliament not that long ago. And we did that because we want to ensure there is no interference in Australia’s election, that our democracy remains sovereign,” he says.
Homophobic and Islamophobic. Nice (sarc)!
But can either party really complain? Both fully support mass immigration. Both constantly label reasoned arguments against it “xenophobic” or “racist”. Both lurk on WeChat themselves, doing favours for migrant communities that are clearly not in the common interest, nor even bothered to be articulated as such.
Is it a surprise when the darker corners of this system come back to bite?