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2020 Queensland State Election: Week 2 Update

By Axel Bruns and Daniel Angus. We began our coverage of the 2020 Queensland state election campaign last week with an overview of the parties’ and candidates’ Twitter efforts, and while we will focus mainly on the Facebook campaign in this week’s overview, here is a quick update on the latest Twitter activity (covering the period from 9…

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2020 Queensland State Election: Week 1 Update

By Axel Bruns and Daniel Angus. The 2020 Queensland state election takes place in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses new and unprecedented challenges for the campaigners. Even though the state has managed to suppress the transmission of the virus and has been able to relax the severe restrictions in place elsewhere in…

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ANALYSIS: News Sharing in Times of Corona

As the world grapples with the unfolding corona crisis, attention turns once again also to the information being shared through social media. Reports of mis- and disinformation spreading through the various social media platforms are common, though – as my QUT colleagues and I have pointed out – some social media platforms are also…

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