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Craig Kelly: MP banned from Facebook appointed to parliament’s social media inquiry

Choice of the MP, who has been criticised for posting ‘misleading’ vaccine information online, raises other committee members’ eyebrows

The federal MP Craig Kelly – who has been permanently banned from Facebook and criticised for the online distribution of “seriously misleading” information about Covid-19 vaccines – has been appointed to a parliamentary committee looking into social media and online safety.

The appointment has raised eyebrows among other members of the committee after the former Liberal, turned Palmer United party MP, was banned from Facebook and Instagram in April this year over posts promoting hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin and questioning the effectiveness of masks.

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