3 Jul 2019

Online "polls" on news sites worrying

From The Panel, 4:50 pm on 3 July 2019

Online polls on news sites have been getting attention on social media here in New Zealand. These "polls" are unscientific and informal, they can easily be skewed or even manipulated by bots - or more commonly, trolls.

The problem seems to be reducing a nuanced and serious issue into a yes or no question for readers to click on. Kim Baker Wilson, One News reporter, explains why these polls are concerning.