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Science, Twitter and election campaigns: tracking #auspol in the Australian federal elections

Semmens, David; Moon, Brenda; Bolliet, Lea; Amarasekara, Inoka; McKinnon, Merryn


Social media is increasingly being used by science communicators, journalists and government agencies to engage in discourse with a range of publics. Despite a growing body of literature on Twitter use, the communication of science via Twitter is comparatively under explored. This paper examines the prominence of scientific issues in political debate occurring on Twitter during the 2013 and 2016 Australian federal election campaigns. Hashtracking of the umbrella political hashtag auspol was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Science Communication
Access Rights: Open Access


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