Foreign Interference through Social Media
Technology and Human Rights
Senate Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media
SummaryLearn how social media is being used by foreign actors to interfere with Australia's national interest.
Social Media: A Tool for Foreign Interference
Social media is quickly becoming the weapon of choice for foreign actors seeking to unduly influence Australia. With the rise of new technologies, disinformation campaigns, privacy concerns and censorship more must be done to protect Australia in the digital age.
The Commission seeks to mitigate these risks by suggesting the:
- Creation of a task force dedicated to preventing and combating online foreign interference
- Introduction of a public digital literacy campaign
- Requirement that social media must improve transparency mechanisms
This submission was made to the Senate Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media on 16 February 2023.