'A democratic cost': Human rights advocates slam proposed social media warrant laws

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated March 9 2021 - 8:34pm, first published 4:00pm
Proposed new powers for law enforcement agencies have human rights advocates concerned. Picture: Shutterstock

Proposed new powers giving law enforcement agencies the ability to commandeer social media accounts could have a detrimental impact on democratic freedom, human rights advocates have warned.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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