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AFP uses social media takeover powers but details remain secret under law

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
November 23 2021 - 6:30pm
AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw. Picture: Karleen Minney

Federal police have begun using new powers allowing investigators to covertly overtake social media accounts just months after coming into effect but privacy experts have warned their use is shrouded in secrecy.

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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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