Jacinda Ardern Arrives in NYC to School World Leaders on Disinformation

(by Rebel News) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has arrived in New York where she will address an international forum on dealing with disinformation.

Her discussion on the dangers of misinformation and disinformation comes just a month after her government was sensationally caught fishing for dirt on Australian journalist Avi Yemini in a bid to prevent block from entering the country based on a misleading article published by The New Zealand Herald.

Yemini had been due to cover anti-government protests in Wellington with fellow Australian reporter Rukshan Fernando.

leaked email from New Zealand police to authorities in Australia said:

“New Zealand police would like to stop the two from entering NZ and urgently seek any information relating to criminal convictions or any information tending to show they are individuals of bad character, associated with criminal groups or individuals or Far-Right extremism groups.”

When journalists asked Ardern if it was appropriate for police to “go on a fishing expedition looking for negative information” about people they did not like, Ardern replied:

“I know nothing of what you claim.”

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