‘Quite strange’ for Coalition to reject disinformation crackdown it originally proposed, Albanese says

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Prime minister defends social media bill amid concerns from Christian groups it could portray religious teachings as misinformation

Anthony Albanese has said it is “quite strange” the opposition has turned on Labor’s social media disinformation crackdown, first proposed by the Coalition, as he stares down unrest from the religious right about the bill.

Albanese defended the purpose of the bill at a press conference in Melbourne, explaining it addresses concerns of media organisations about misinformation such as promoting the injection of bleach as a Covid cure on social media.

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