The Government Communications Security Bureau is carrying out widespread surveillance of New Zealanders which raises serious questions about the truthfulness of the government, United States journalist Glenn Greenwald says.

Prime Minister John Key disputes the claims.

Greenwald is in New Zealand for Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom’s “moment of truth” announcement on Monday.

He told TV3’s The Nation he had been looking through US National Security Agency (NSA) documents obtained by Edward Snowden which revealed the extent of New Zealand’s surveillance activities as one of the Five Eyes countries, with the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Greenwald says the documents contradict a statement by the government that New Zealand doesn’t engage in mass surveillance or target New Zealanders unless they are involved in activities such as terrorism or cyber crimes.

The government changed the law last year allowing the GCSB to spy on New Zealanders on behalf of the SIS and police, following revelations the GCSB may have illegally spied on New Zealanders.

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John Key says “I’ll resign if GCSB conducts mass surveillance.” Key could very soon be eating his own words after revelations on ‘The Nation’ from Glen Greenwald, the American journalist who broke the Edward Snowden NSA leaks, regarding widespread surveillance of New Zealanders. We can be guaranteed tomorrow night’s public meeting with the possibility of Julian Assange on livestream from the Ecuadorian embassy is going to be one not to miss. The Daily Blog will be streaming the meeting from 7pm Monday the 15th September here.

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