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Online electioneering

You may have noticed online and on social media sites in the last few weeks a good deal of politi...

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15.59 29 Jan 2020


Online electioneering


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15.59 29 Jan 2020


You may have noticed online and on social media sites in the last few weeks a good deal of political content doing the rounds. It could be funny photos, memes, captions or advertising – but, where does this content come from? Who is creating it? Is it balanced? Can online electioneering actually be harmful to our elections? Writing in the Irish Examiner today Joyce Fegan argues ‘Ads on social media and emotive content created by activists are largely ungovernable and designed to influence electoral behaviour’. Newstalk Political Correspondent Sean Defoe joined Ciara live in studio to discuss.


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