Category: Janus Faced Campaigning
Short explainer – Janus-faced campaigning. What is it and why does it matter in the social media age?
Janus-faced campaigning refers to the practice of presenting different messages or positions to different audiences in order to appeal to a wider range of voters. This can be seen as a negative practice, as it can be seen as dishonest or insincere and lead to mistrust and cynicism among voters. The power of social media has further complicated the issue of Janus-faced campaigning, as it has made it easier for candidates and parties to present different messages to different groups of voters and spread misinformation or propaganda. It is important for candidates and parties to be transparent and honest in their use of social media in order to maintain trust and integrity in the electoral process.