Any good political spin doctor employs a range of overt and covert tactics to get their message across. Here are some of the most common ones.
Measuring Twitter bots' effects on the opinions of real people can yield surprising results about what makes them influential.
Research suggests people with a high degree of rejection sensitivity are 40% less likely to take part in political debates online.
Why don't politicians just say what they mean? Because we might not like it.
The psychologist proposes reason as a solution to all our problems, but telling people they must do something can backfire.
Conservatives are often critical of 'identity politics' for silencing dissenting views. But on ABC's Q&A on Monday night Malcolm Turnbull presented a very narrow vision of national identity.
We want our children to flourish. To ensure that they do, we need to help them develop their sense of good and evil, justice and injustice. Engaging in politics is crucial to this development.
Team owners' defense of their players 'taking a knee' during the national anthem shows the vital role business leaders play in political discourse – one championed by Citizens United.
Differences of opinion are the lifeblood of universities and essential to advancing knowledge. But some universities are giving in to intimidation by cancelling events with controversial speakers.
Tom Nichols' book The Death of Expertise examines why the relationship between experts and citizens in a democracy is collapsing, and what can be done about it.
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron went head-to-head in the final debate before the second round of voting on May 7.
Politicians often mould historical fact to suit their needs, but the current PM would rather just forget the past altogether.
Politics and religion at the dinner table, over Christmas with all the relatives – what could possibly go wrong?
While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
The backlash against the singer's warm words for Theresa May are a reminder of a certain kind of intolerance.
In a time of hunger and violence, Venezuela's proposed peace talks are narrowly focused on power distribution. But where's the seat for the countries citizens?
What can future politicians learn from the president-elect's social media presence while on the campaign trail?
The narrative Donald Trump has played during the campaign is that the elites who have abandoned him or disagree with him are all part of the establishment he seeks to destroy.
Social media is a key platform for public debate. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily good.
Scholars from the Washington University in St. Louis react to the second presidential debate.