Peter Dunne: 'Social media exacerbating political scandals'

Publish Date
Tue, 21 Jul 2020, 7:57PM
Andrew Falloon has resigned, citing his health and wellbeing, after a porn image was sent from his phone. Photo / Supplied

Peter Dunne: 'Social media exacerbating political scandals'

Publish Date
Tue, 21 Jul 2020, 7:57PM

Former Minister and United Future leader Peter Dunne says the rise of social media adds fuel to the fire of recent political scandals. 

Rangitata National MP Andrew Falloon has quit politics after sending a pornographic image to a female university student - and other women have since made similar allegations.

It comes on top of months of turmoil for the National Party ahead of the election. 

Peter Dunne told Simon and Phil while politics isn't getting dirtier, social media and access to news 24/7 means the scandals are more widely known and spread prolonging the headlines.  

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