Craig Kelly’s election advertisements for United Australia Party (UAP) have racked up millions of views on YouTube in a short time.
Does this mean there are hundreds of thousands of Australians clamouring to watch them, counting down the days until they can put one next to Kelly’s name at the ballot box? Probably not.
In the past month, the UAP's YouTube channel has posted nine videos that have all got more than 1 million views each. The most popular -- “Stop the lockdowns. Together, we can take our country back” -- has been seen more than 8.4 million times since being posted on August 30. Other videos take aim at vaccine mandates and the nuclear submarine deal.