There’s no denying that the politics section on Gamefaq is one of the most popular sections on the site, with more than 4.7 million visits per month.
But a new poll conducted by GameFAQs shows that while people love to find out what politicians have said on Twitter, they are far less interested in finding out what they’re doing.
The GameFAQ team surveyed 500 Australians between 18 and 40, with a sampling of 542 people.
The results show that while the majority of people enjoy hearing politicians’ opinions on Twitter (68 per cent), only 15 per cent of people are interested in actually reading the posts.
The survey also showed that most people do not care about the political content of a politician’s tweets, and just like on GameFAQ, only 19 per cent said they would bother to read the content of tweets from politicians.
A clear majority of the respondents (62 per cent) said they found it annoying when politicians tried to make their views seem like they were in the public interest, while 20 per cent found it irritating when they made their views about political issues seem like a personal attack.
What do you think?
Have your say in the poll below: The GamefaQ team have now removed the political section from their site, which is an understandable decision.
The content of their political tweets is clearly protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), but it is a clear breach of the Terms of Service that we have a right to know about political posts.
While it’s not clear whether or not these people will be banned from the site for doing so, they should be mindful of the potential consequences.
In a statement, GameFAQ’s senior manager of communications Rob Stacey said the company was not involved in the survey.
“As a public service, we encourage people to share our content, which includes a variety of opinion, but not to seek out political information,” Mr Stacey added.
We are committed to ensuring our audiences feel confident in their privacy and we are committed the very best way possible to keep our community safe. “
Our team is focused on providing high-quality content and engaging users.
GameFAQ is not the first gaming website to remove political content from their Twitter feeds. “
We take our role as a public platform very seriously and we take the safety and security of our community very seriously, so our decision was based on the data we had from this survey.”
GameFAQ is not the first gaming website to remove political content from their Twitter feeds.
Twitter announced this week that they were taking down over 140,000 tweets related to political issues.