The Project co-host Waleed Aly reveals why he is not on social media

Waleed Aly has revealed why he is one of few Australian media personalities not on social media.

The popular co-host of The Project on Channel 10, told that having a presence on social media would affect his work ethic.

“I think if you’re not careful, it can infect your work,”


“If I were to go on air and in the back of my mind is something churning about what Twitter is going to say then all I will do is betray my job, basically.

The 37-year-old said that he doesn’t need social media and that if something were breaking on Twitter that he needed to know about “someone will tell me about it”.

The controversial co-host is known to spark debate and hold strong opinions when it comes to politics and international affairs.