A disinformation researcher, Sanjana Hattotuwa, criticized the University of Auckland’s risk assessment of microbiologist Dr. Siouxsie Wiles, stating that it was “woefully inadequate” and did not understand the extent of harassment and risks she faced. Hattotuwa highlighted the university’s lack of social media monitoring and delayed delivery of the risk assessment. He also emphasized that Wiles faced significant online harassment due to her pro-vaccination and pro-lockdown messages, as well as her gender and public visibility. The researcher argued that the university’s suggestion for Wiles to minimize her Covid-19 commentary was “wrong” and amounted to silencing her. The hearing continues.