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tisdag, november 7, 2023

Social media platforms have made journalism worse

When politicians go low for all these social media clicks, the media go decrease to maintain all these punters clicking.

Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison
Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison (Picture: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Social media platforms demand an never-ending stream of content material. Journalism has reshaped its message to satisfy that want and politicians have labored out preserve the availability operating.  

The actual fact-free thought bubble

Previously week, John Howard troubling over multiculturalism, Scott Morrison nattering about China and Tony Abbott’s unsurprising repudiation of the local weather emergency on the Alliance for Accountable Citizenship convention in London all hit their mark. 

There’s nothing new or newsworthy in any of it, however as soon as the feedback have been dressed up as information grabs, they fizzed and bubbled throughout social media earlier than elbowing their approach into the weekend’s severe commentary on each the appropriate (“Reclaiming Western civilisation’s values”, contemplated Paul Kelly in The Australian), and the left (“Pouring idiot on the hearth”, Jonathan Inexperienced punned in The Month-to-month’s politics e-newsletter).

Maintain studying about how the media is embarrassing itself.

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