Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Andrea Carson, Associate Professor at La Trobe University. Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University
As we enter the final straight of the Australian election campaign, we ask you: how much of your information about the issues and the candidates comes from social media?
Today’s Media Files podcast examines the role of social media in election campaigns, including the spread of “fake news” and foreign political interference.
Joining us is Facebook’s policy director Mia Garlick to help us understand the scale of traffic on social media.
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– ref. Media Files: Facebook’s Mia Garlick on #Ausvotes2019 and how Australian MPs use social media – http://theconversation.com/media-files-facebooks-mia-garlick-on-ausvotes2019-and-how-australian-mps-use-social-media-116998