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Twitter counters the “Sun King” Murdoch in heated Aussie election

SYDNEY, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin
Rudd is battling not only jaded voters in a bitter election
race, but the rancour of Rupert Murdoch, whose newspapers have
depicted Rudd as everything from a Nazi colonel to a thief
stealing the nation’s savings.

The Australian-born Murdoch’s crusade to oust Rudd in the
Sept. 7 general election has given rise to a heated social media
campaign inside a campaign, as Twitter, Facebook and
other digital platforms become the weapons used by some to try
to outflank Murdoch’s “old media”.

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      "Rob Taylor is Chief Correspondent, Afghanistan, based in Kabul. Rob joined Reuters in 2006, covering political and general news, as well as economics, in Australia and the Pacific. He has also worked in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Prior to Reuters, he was Asia correspondent for Australia's local agency AAP, based in Jakarta. Rob has covered conflict, elections, earthquakes and tsunamis on three continents. He began his career in Africa as a news photographer."
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