13 Oct 2020

Election 2020: researchers identify half-truths on party posts

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 13 October 2020

Research into how New Zealand's political parties are using social media in their election campaigns is throwing up examples of so-called 'half-truths'.

Dr Mona Krewel from Victoria University is co-leading the research which has so far analysed well over 1000 facebook posts placed by the parties and their leaders over a two-week period.

While she says New Zealanders can be assured we're not being bombarded with "fake news", there is evidence of misleading behaviour from some parties.

Dr Krewel speaks to Corin Dann.