Politics is often the breeding ground for PR strategies and tactics that find their way into "real" life ...marketing toothpaste, raising funds for charity or anti-smoking campaigns, for example.
Robopolitics - machine-driven communications designed to look and feel like "real" news - will usher in an age of robo-PR, in my view.
Good? Bad? Ugly?
We are witnessing the birth of robopolitics: the mechanised reproduction of campaign messages by campaign machines that bypass normal journalistic verification.