31 Oct 2019

Andrew Little plans to tackle referendum manipulation

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 31 October 2019

With a prediction next year's election will be "pretty rough and pretty ugly", the Justice Minister has plans in place to combat misinformation and manipulation - including campaigns for, potentially, two divisive referenda.

A special team within the Justice Ministry will direct people to information aimed to be as accurate and neutral as possible, and will be on the look-out for any attempts to deliberately mislead the public.

Political editor Jane Patterson reports.