UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak's social media posts highlighting his frenetic activity over the past week have sparked criticism.
The posts, including a photo of him reading through his notes on the tarmac near parked-up fighter jets, were designed to show his work on behalf of the public.
However, some have criticised the posts as stage-managed and lacking in substance.
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak's social media posts over the past week, designed to showcase his work on behalf of the public, have been met with criticism.
The posts included a photo of him reading through his notes on the tarmac near parked-up fighter jets.
The BBC News characterised the posts as "a stream of images...designed to show the world a few days of frenetic activity.
" Some have criticised the posts as lacking in substance and not providing any meaningful insight into Sunak's work as Chancellor.
A spokesperson for Sunak defended the posts, saying they were designed to "ensure that people get a more thorough understanding of the work that the Chancellor is doing".
However, other news sources have been critical of Sunak's posts.
The Independent characterised the posts as "stage-managed", with a column by Jon Stone calling them "a triumph of spin over substance".
The Guardian noted that Sunak's sudden rise to prominence during the pandemic had led to speculation about his future leadership ambitions.
Sunak has emerged as a key figure in the UK government's response to the pandemic, having spearheaded several high-profile initiatives, including the furlough scheme and Eat Out to Help Out.
However, his social media posts, while highlighting his work and public image, have also attracted criticism for their perceived lack of substance, leading to questions about the authenticity of his public persona.