Judith Collins slammed for retweeting fake news

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
Politics,
Publish Date
Monday, 6 August 2018, 9:19PM
Judith Collins refused to back down after being called out over the story. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Judith Collins refused to back down after being called out over the story. (Photo / NZ Herald)

The internet is having a ball with National's Judith Collins Trump-like behaviour.

The former Justice Minister's attracting flak for calling on the Prime Minister to denounce news - that happens to be fake, and from a dodgy website.

Judith Collins tweeted a link to yournewswire.com, tagging in Jacinda Ardern.

The site is well-known for running stories that have been well and truly debunked.

This story claimed France had passed a law protecting paedophiles against rape charges.

The Herald's Matt Nippert pointed out to the minister the site was famous for telling porkies - such as pop star Katy Perry promoting cannibalism.

In response, Collins doubled down, saying: "then she won't have any trouble denouncing it - will she?"

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