I agree. And I would also double down by saying only Communist governments cover things up.
This must be a joke. I mean the FOI act alone has revealed huge and constant cover ups from our own nation. Both domestically with ridiculous shit like MKUltra and internationally with ridiculous shit like the Iran-Contra scandal. And that doesn't even touch the huge amount of times we've tried to eliminate info from ever getting out, even via FOI decades later, e.g. when our military burned the evidence of the Haditha massacre.
Autocratic govts are infinitely worse, and commies may be the very worst among them, but for fuck's sake or own nation lies continuously to ourselves and others. And I'm not being a filthy commie apologist, I just think it's important to be realistic about our own country and our allies.