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

Monday, May 13, 2019, 04:59 AM | Source: The Conversation

By Andrew Dodd

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

Andrea Carson, La Trobe University and Andrew Dodd, University of Melbourne

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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Andrea Carson, Associate Professor at La Trobe University. Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University and Andrew Dodd, Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne

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