Disinformation strategy paper and presentation

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From: Harold

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I would like to make a request for information relating to a presentation on the topic of the government’s response to COVID-19 disinformation, delivered to the 23 November 2021 meeting of the COVID-19 Chief Executive’s Board. The minute of this meeting can be accessed here (on page 207, paragraphs 12 to 15):


I would like to request:

1) Paragraph 13 states that:

"Members welcomed the paper and presentation [on this topic]."

I would like to request copies of the paper and presentation referred to here.

2) Paragraph 14 states that:

"Members raised questions regarding the coordination arrangements underpinning the interagency response to disinformation, and the mechanisms to capture and address material that does not reach a statutory threshold. Rachel responded that a virtual team would be established in the coming days, followed by the allocation of agency responsibilities and development of a scenario paper on grey area cases."

I would like to request a copy of this “scenario paper on grey area cases”.

3) Paragraph 15 states that:

"DPMC was encouraged to establish a dashboard of key metrics and leading indicators to shape more regular reporting [on COVID-19 disinformation] to Ministers."

If such a dashboard was produced, I would like to request the dates that this dashboard has been sent to Ministers.

Yours faithfully,


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Kia ora,


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