13 Jun 2023

Buchanan says he sounded alarm over disinformation in NZ

From Morning Report, 8:12 am on 13 June 2023

One of New Zealand's foremost defence analysts says he's been warning people for several years of the threat of state-sponsored disinformation infiltrating New Zealand society.

RNZ has launched an external review and stood a staff member down after at least 16 articles were edited, adding pro-Russian disinformation.

Dr Paul Buchanan is a security consultant at 36th Parallel Assessments and says RNZ should have been better prepared for people trying to spread disinformation, and not just pro-Russia sentiment.

Dr Buchanan spoke with Corin Dann.