A war is being fought for people’s attention like never before. With their powerful algorithms, digital platforms have become essential weapons in this battle.
Whether it’s for marketing or politics, it’s a contest of tweaking the message to suit the target audience.
In some cases, people’s will can be subverted through disinformation.
U.K. technology researcher Carl Miller dives into this topic in a Vancouver lecture titled Digital Democracy 101: The Attention Economy.
The event happens Monday (March 4) at SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings Street), from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.