Regulating political misinformation isn’t easy, but it’s necessary to protect democracy

The recent open letter to the prime minister and parliamentarians broke the week-long silence from Indigenous leaders after the country rejected the proposed First Nations Voice to Parliament.

The letter emphasised the damage caused by the “lies in political advertising and communication” prevalent in the recent campaign.

Many outlets have documented these lies, including RMIT CrossCheck.

The immediate consequences of these campaign messages have been profoundly damaging.

There have been reports of rising racism, with Indigenous-led mental health helpline 13 YARN receiving an…

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