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  • Politicians are taking up trolling
  • Politicians are taking up trolling
    Isabella Lövin | Twitter (2017) ©

Politicians are taking up trolling

Sweden’s deputy prime minister is trolling Donald Trump through Twitter to make a point about women’s rights. With young people notoriously politically disengaged, politicians are using comedic techniques to enable serious issues to gain a wider audience.



  • The Chinese government is using troll tactics The Chinese government is using troll tactics

    A common technique used by trolls is to bombard a message board with irrelevant posts to derail the dialogue. And the Chinese government has been using an eerily similar tack – putting out thousands of unrelated messages on social media to distract citizens from unsavoury news stories.

  • The Women’s March was about more than feminism The Women’s March was about more than feminism

    Millions of people worldwide participated in January's anti-Trump march, and brands stood with them – at least in spirit – to show solidarity. But what does it mean for a brand to participate in an event that, by its nature, is about physical attendance and a frustration with higher powers?

  • Article image Hillary 2016: a political campaign that comes to you

    In the US, there’s a huge gap between the number of eligible voters and those that actually make themselves heard on election day; around 93 million Americans didn’t cast their ballot in 2012. How has Hillary Clinton’s campaign harnessed digital platforms to engage people and get out the vote?

  • Article image What do Americans look for in a political leader?

    As Americans prepare to elect a new president, what qualities are they looking for in their future leader? What values do they idealise, and what traits are non-negotiable? Canvas8 sat down with 20 men and women from across the US to find out what they think makes prime presidential material.