Tim Highfield is Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, where he is a member of the Digital Media Research Centre. His fellowship project is 'Visual Cultures of Social Media'. His research covers social and digital media, politics, activism, popular culture, sport, identity, humour, digital cultures, and more. His first book, Social Media and Everyday Politics, was published by Polity in April 2016. For more information, see http://timhighfield.net or @timhighfield on Twitter.
Staffers for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton recently asked for an unflattering photo of him at a press conference, already posted and noticed online, to be taken down by the reporter who posted it. The response to...