Communities and Web 2.0

‘Fake news’ and Facebook: the growth of right-wing political groups in Australia

Click to download the PDF Abstract Right-wing political groups are on the rise in Australia. This paper examines the role that Web 2.0 technologies and the social networking site Facebook have played in this growth. Facebook’s structure of networked communities facilitates the broad dissemination of sensationalist content, including misinformation and ‘fake news’, creating an effective and relatively unrestricted platform from which right-wing political groups can amplify their Read more [...]