Attention Control with Kevin Newman
Ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed the stunning scale of attempts to obtain voter data in an attempt to subvert the democratic process, countries around the world have been scrambling to figure out how to protect elections, and Canada is no different. That’s why during the 2019 federal election campaign, “Attention Control” podcast will provide listeners with reliable, data-driven information to distinguish what’s real from what’s fake and reveal the impact of misinformation on our vote.
Veteran journalist Kevin Newman leads a team of award-winning journalists that will bring you exclusive investigations exposing how your personal privacy is being invaded to harvest your data, and how that data is being used in targeted campaigns to influence how you think and how you will vote. We will explain how social media platforms you use, businesses you patronize, even government agencies are selling, sharing, or simply leaving your most sensitive personal information vulnerable to malicious outside actors.
“Attention Control” will also engage listeners with timely and thought-provoking interviews with tech industry insiders, privacy advocates, and government officials charged with protecting the integrity of the election. Through a ground-breaking partnership with McGill University researchers, “Attention Control” will gain unprecedented access to a trove of social media data to track misinformation, what Canadians are sharing online, and how it is influencing the campaign.