Effective political satire will often cause outrage. But is there evidence to suggest it can influence people’s personal politics?
It only took a relatively small number of Twitter accounts to get hashtags #DictatorDan and #DanLiedPeopleDied trending. And “bots” weren’t really a part of the story.
Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines.
In 2017 Labour did better than expected because it moved debate away from Brexit. It will need to do the same in 2019.
The goal of every public appearance or interview by a politician is to “stay on message”. In itself, it’s not a malign tactic but the constant repetition of the same messages without answering questions can be a form of obfuscation.
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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.
The advent of the internet has changed how politics and the media influence each other - and not always in a good way.
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Guardian Australia’s Katharine Murphy and former MP David Feeney on the digital disruption of media and politics.
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Today on the podcast we're talking filter bubbles, fake news, opinion vs fact. Media Files asks two experts how the media and politics influence each other - and why that's causing concern.
Political messaging through fake news featured during Kenya’s recent general election.
Fake news has intruded on every aspect of life. Audiences need to counter its appeal, as the media alone is incapable of debunking false information.
Then editor-in-chief of The Australian Chris Mitchell, right, deep in conversation with the Australian Financial Review’s Michael Stutchbury in 2015.
The Australian’s former editor-in-chief has written a sometimes thrilling book. But it raises profound questions about relations between media executives and the politically powerful and the trust between journalists and their sources.
President Barack Obama laughs during comedian Larry Wilmore’s routine at the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner.
When comedian Larry Wilmore called President Obama ‘my n-gga’ during the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner, what was he really saying?
Tony Abbott sought to rule rather than govern, in much the same way that Kevin Rudd did. Both unravelled.
Only when systems change and cultural adjustments occur will the political class return to governing rather than ruling.