What do you think? Do you think open and frank discussions may “confuse” citizens .. making them suspect the “official” version of reality is, well, unsupportable?
Look at history for some reflection. What kinds of governments repress, stifle, or prohibit the free exchange of observable facts? All tyrants want to control information.. control people.. and impose their will over others. A free people, free to discuss issues openly and without fear of retribution, is the last thing Tyrannical leaders or governments want to flourish.