The Weaponisation of Fake News in Australia in the Digital Age

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The Weaponisation of Fake News in Australia in the Digital Age

Digital Politics seminar series

‘Fake news’ has become a global term since Donald Trump’s candidacy to become President of the United States. In this seminar, Dr Andrea Carson outlines how Australian politicians have adopted a fake news discourse. Discussion will expand our understanding of ‘fake news’ to also incorporate its deployment during an election contest and considers how to deal with the weaponisation of fake news in the digital age.

All Free Public Lectures