Fury under fire:

anti-vax complaints loom over documentary

A documentary on those spreading harmful disinformation in New Zealand drew outrage from its targets. However, in our search for balance, writes senior journalism lecturer Dr Greg Treadwell, there is a duty to not empower the lies and propaganda.

It feels as though the ice might be cracking under our democracy. Disinformation, mistrust, division, radicalisation, even the impacts of war – the pathway ahead seems treacherous underfoot.

The ice might be thought of as our ability to remain a cohesive, tolerant and democratic nation in the rocky decades ahead.

Our ability to stop the fracturing will soon be helped – or possibly hindered – by the decisions of the dozen or so people who make up the New Zealand Media Council.

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