The Future of Political Mudslinging?
PSFK contributor, Colin Nagy, was featured in the Financial Times this morning giving his thoughts on how social networking sites and the blogsphere could shape this year’s presidential election. With candidates preoccupied on gathering support in a somewhat superficial race to gain the most friends on sites like Facebook and MySpace, Colin suggests that these sites may turn out to be more effective at mudslinging…
The Financial Times writes:
Mr Nagy points to the example of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth – a political group that mounted an assault on John Kerry’s military record during the 2004 presidential race using television and print media advertisements that were picked up by bloggers and the mainstream press.