WatchBlog: 2004 US Election News, Opinion and Commentary

“What. WatchBlog is a multiple-editor weblog broken up into three major political affiliations, each with its own blog: the Democrats, the Republicans and the Third Party (covering everything outside the two major parties).

Why. Let’s face it, politics is confusing. Sometimes it’s difficult to know who to believe, who to listen to and who to support. We’re here to help. Posting on a regular basis are editors representing each major party. Stay informed. ”

Source: WatchBlog: 2004 U.S. Election News, Opinion and Commentary

This is neat – all the factions side by side in one convenient place for tracking commentary on the US election.

It’s interesting that blogs are not as visible and influential with regards to the Australian election.

While there is the sad Malcolm Turnbull site (he’s so terribly earnest) that has a blog on it and a lame Democrats bulletin (don’t forget their catchy new slogan ‘the lie detectors’ – hmmm wonder if that will help us forget the last fiasco?).

There is certainly no equivalent site to Watchblog.com that I know of. Although as usual I’m happy to be proved wrong on this.

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Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.