Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 16th, 2017 - 159 comments
Over the ditch the Australian Government has accused New Zealand Labour of using Parliament to undermine Barnaby Joyce. But an analysis of the claim suggests that anyone claiming this should be regarded as being a whacka because the media was onto the claim two days before the questions were asked.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, August 9th, 2017 - 24 comments
Last night all the excitement finally caught up with them, leading to calls for Paddy Gower to resign and for MSM organisations to delete their social media accounts.
Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, August 3rd, 2017 - 58 comments
Steven Joyce wouldn’t front yesterday, but today National have worked out their attack lines. Leave popular Jacinda alone and attack Labour as tired and lacking in new ideas (projection, much?). Labour has a raft of new policy, to go with needed older one’s like 2013’s Kiwibuild of 100,000 affordable homes. Journos need to learn their policy so they don’t let National’s fake news through…
Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, July 17th, 2017 - 77 comments
The 2017 election campaign has been set alight by the Greens adopting brave policies that Jeremy Corbyn would be proud of and NZ First adopting policies that would meet with Donald Trump’s approval.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, July 2nd, 2017 - 31 comments
Bill English has an active social media strategy, likely well funded and professional. While most commentators are cringing at it, plenty of people are probably buying the counterfeit Bill.
Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, June 8th, 2017 - 27 comments
Latest polls and some anecdotal evidence from the doorstep are showing a move back to the Tories in Britain. If so it may in part be due to last-minute dark and dirty personally targeted Facebook advertising to voters in marginal seats. They cost so will need to be watched later on here.
Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, April 29th, 2017 - 41 comments
The Nats are settling in to election mode – smoke and mirrors. Steven Joyce feeds us billions of dollars worth of lies.
Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, April 3rd, 2017 - 36 comments
The Standard has on your behalf read the Herald’s latest article on how young people in Auckland can own their home and worked out the most important thing a young person can do to buy a home in Auckland.
Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, March 30th, 2017 - 47 comments
I just got sent a notice of complaint from Netsafe under the HDCA (Harmful Digital Communications Act). It appears to me that Netsafe still either hasn’t read the act or that they are cooperating with the perpetrators of Dirty Politics. Either way, I don’t have time to deal with people who don’t put in the information required by the act for me and the unknown author to make a decision. Updated
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, March 26th, 2017 - 20 comments
Some right-wing hacks (like Glenn Beck) are recanting their rants and apologising for the damage that they’ve done. I reckon a few more should follow their brave lead.
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, February 24th, 2017 - 62 comments
The Government intends to change the definitions of various indicators in an effort to solve some of the country’s most serious problems.
Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, February 7th, 2017 - 26 comments
A guest post from Enzo Giordani’s outlining his personal experience of the latest Waitangi day celebrations at Waitangi.
Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, January 11th, 2017 - 114 comments
The Taxpayer’s Union has shown a concerning inability to comprehend in its criticism of MFAT for supporting an aid initiative to address malnutrition in Africa.
Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, December 26th, 2016 - 72 comments
Donald Trump’s success in the recent Presidential Election may have had a lot to do with very judicious use of targeted Facebook advertising and the proliferation of fake news stories.
Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, December 5th, 2016 - 26 comments
An analysis of things that John Key said about the Mt Roskill shows a series of contradictory positions were taken at various times of the campaign.
Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, November 28th, 2016 - 161 comments
Fake stories were widely shared by Trump fans before the election. Why is leftie / liberal fake news much rarer? A fake news writer explains.
Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 17 comments
This is just something that gets my goat, and there was a particularly egregious example on the RNZ Business News this morning. Apparently Wall St was going ‘gangbusters’, and the reason they came up with for that was ‘Wall St’ liking Donald Trump’s policies (lowering tax and building infrastructure apparently). Not long ago Wall St […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 130 comments
Revelations surrounding the role of fake news in the American election have been stunning. And the critical thinking skills that democracy needs to survive this trend are under attack in our education system.
Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, November 13th, 2016 - 97 comments
On the same day that the pollsters in the world’s most advanced democracy were shown to have got things terribly wrong a Professor in New Zealand says that National will win next year because of polling data.