Western Australia

Mar 9, 2017

One Nation micromanages candidate accounts, on the hunt for dissidents and suppressive persons

Pauline Hanson's One Nation demands an extraordinary level of control over its candidates, including kicking candidates off their own Facebook pages and demands that they cull their followers lists to approved people only, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.

As news of One Nation's infighting and tensions continue to dominate headlinesCrikey can reveal Pauline Hanson's party insists on total control over candidates' social media presence, including taking away candidates' administrator privileges to their own Facebook pages and demanding that they remove potential spies and traitors from their follower lists.

An email exchange between disendorsed Western Australian candidate Sandy Baraiolo to One Nation adviser James Ashby and staffer Aidan Nagle, before the party disendorsed her, reveal One Nation demanded her Facebook password and then took control over the page. Baraiolo also made her disappointment known in an email to Hanson directly.

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3 thoughts on “One Nation micromanages candidate accounts, on the hunt for dissidents and suppressive persons

  1. klewso

    To be fair, Hanson-Ashby followers do have to appear sort of normal – before they get into ‘the big house’ – or no one would vote them in …. after they get in anything goes.

  2. AR

    Once again, I am so glad to have not the slightest inkling of a hint of a clue as to sozial meeja, FarceBuch etc.

  3. Matt Hardin

    As I understand it, giving your Facebook password to others is a violation of the terms of the agreement with Facebook. Maybe all these accounts should be closed by Facebook.

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