Tory campaign chief prefers the old-fashioned ways of winning elections - 2018-11-24

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F94.png Tory campaign chief prefers the old-fashioned ways of winning elections November 24, 2018, Susan Delacourt, Toronto Star

Hamish Marshall, the man who will be heading the Conservative campaign in next year's federal election, does not have an account on Twitter.

This doesn't mean Marshall is uninterested in what's going on with social media or its potentially corrosive effects on traditional politics. Actually, it was a big topic of discussion at a panel debate in Ottawa this past week about data and democracy, in which Marshall was one of the featured speakers.

"You end up having people getting really, really into a bubble, where their news feeds on whatever social platforms they're on is all they consume," Marshall said. "And they don't watch broadcast television or they don't read newspapers in the normal sense. They only read articles that are posted online that fit with their world view. And the problem with that is that people don't see the whole picture."

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{{cite news | first = Susan | last = Delacourt | title = Tory campaign chief prefers the old-fashioned ways of winning elections | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2018/11/23/tory-campaign-chief-prefers-the-old-fashioned-ways-of-winning-elections.html | work = Toronto Star | date = November 24, 2018 | accessdate = August 12, 2019 }}