The Australian Election Online • Download This Show

28 May 2022 5:57 pm

The Australian election has come and gone, but what have we learned about how digital and online advertising impacts elections?

After a few weeks off, I was stoked to jump back on Mark Fennell’s Download This Show podcast for a chat about the recent Australian election, tech companies in Russia, online regulations, Facebook blocking emergency services pages, and so much more!

Australia’s election campaign seems like a sprint compared to the United States. Sometimes, however, that sprint can feel like a marathon.

With the election now in the rearview mirror, and Anthony Albanese elected as Australia’s new prime minister, we chatted about the role that online advertising played in the result and whether or not our rules and regulations are up to scratch in a digital world where misinformation is increasingly common.

While the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues in the background, what do you think about tech companies continuing to operate in Russia? While many tech companies claim to be helping Ukraine, there are undoubtedly cases for the opposite to be made.

In huge news, Australian regulators are dealing with whistleblower allegations, claiming that Facebook blocked access to emergency services in Australia during their beef with the Australian Government.

Missed me on the latest episode of Download This Show? It was a delightful, packed episode, and you can listen to it all down below!

Are you concerned about misinformation online? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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