Many things we hold to be true, we can neither discover nor prove ourselves. Claims about the world often rely on specialised or esoteric knowledge, on information that we cannot access, or on experiences that we have not had. We...
NZ Police has a large, and growing, online and social media presence. Social media is used for community engagement, prevention advice, recruitment and investigative purposes. Nationwide NZ Police and the public affairs team manage 36 live Facebook pages including regional, workgroup and neighbourhood policing team...
Twitter is now used to distribute substantive content such as breaking news, increasing the importance of assessing the credibility of tweets.
As users increasingly access tweets through search, they have less information on which to base credibility judgments as compared to consuming content from...
Social media, including Facebook and Twitter, played an important role in crisis communication at the height of the 2011 South East Queensland floods crisis (10-16 January). This report examines the role of the short-messaging system Twitter in disseminating and sharing crisis...
This conversation with political analyist and 2010 Parlimentary Fellow, Dr Peter Brent, discusses the changing relationship with Federal politicians and the media.