Digital Democracy 101: Understanding the Attention Economy’s Effect on Canada’s Democracy

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Monday March 4, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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Discover the unseen forces on digital platforms that can affect what information you see – and what you don’t – in this free lecture by Carl Miller, Research Director at Demos. He’ll explain how the attention economy can harm democracy. The competition for our time and attention by digital platforms, which can often skew what we see and from whom, may leave us without the trusted information we need to make a confident decision in an election.

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This is one of three free public lectures hosted by the Public Policy Forum and its partners that explain how our democracy is affected by the manipulation of information and trust on digital platforms. For details on the other lectures, you can check out our Digital Democracy 101 project page.

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