The increase of scaremongering and online falseinformation throughout Australian elections

The Australian Electoral Commission has voiced alarm at scaremongering about potential election scams dispersing bymeansof social media. While it hasn’t defined which posts activated these issues, Guardian Australia hasactually reported that prospects from small celebrations, such as One Nation and the United Australia celebration, have published product sowing seeds about tallies possibly being removed, modified or concealed throughout the election.

With some prospects stating they’re just offering voice to citizens’ issues, political pressreporter Josh Butler examines what’s behind these posts and what the AEC can do in action

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