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Stop blaming social media's echo chambers for Brexit and Donald Trump: there's little evidence that they actually exist.
In a slow month for Australian news, the squabbles of federal politics provide the most widely shared stories on Twitter.
As day-to-day politics returns, Australian Internet users' interest in the news declines from its election-driven heights.
Two media events dominate the Australian Twitter News Index for June/July: the election drives visitors to Australian news sites, but the Don Dale scandal boosts social media sharing for the ABC.
As the campaign concludes, external events affect the Twitter debate, but Labor's Medicare campaign generates greater resonance.
The Australian Twitter News Index for May 2015 shows environment topics to be shared especially widely during the early election period.
From tracking social media posts by and to candidates, some indications about key campaign issues begin to emerge.
History, they say, is written by the winners – but more concretely, it is written on the basis of the records that survive and are accessible to historians. For most of human history, these have recorded…
Even before Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull fired the starting gun on this year’s election campaign last weekend, Australian media were very clearly switching to election mode. Speculation about any last-minute…
As Australia commences one of the longest federal election campaigns in living memory, much attention will be paid again to how parties and politicians are utilising the latest tools available in their…