Media Files: Facebook’s Mia Garlick on #Ausvotes2019 and how Australian MPs use social media

Facebook’s Mia Garlick says, ‘we’re frequently seeing politicians use the Facebook Live tool to augment a press conference or to directly speak to voters about the issues of importance of the day.’ AAP/MICK TSIKAS

Media Files: Facebook’s Mia Garlick on #Ausvotes2019 and how Australian MPs use social media

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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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Additional credits

Producers: Andy Hazel and Marg Purdam.

Theme music: Susie Wilkins.

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