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Attention Control with Kevin Newman
Can democracy survive in the age of social media? “Attention Control with Kevin Newman” is a ground-breaking investigative podcast that will delve into the impact of fake news, where it comes from and how it affects voters. Every week during Canada’s federal election campaign, we will bring listeners data-driven investigations that will help separate fact from fiction, as well as timely, in-depth interviews with insiders from the tech industry and their critics.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 158 ratings
Informative
Kevin does a great job interviewing, analyzing, and reporting on important issues and topcics. Very informative and highly recommend.
Squishy37472819 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/13/19
Listen to this podcast. Kevin’s experience of over 30 years of journalism shows. He has curated top tier guests to discuss a critical aspect of our lives. If you care about protecting your identity and your way of life, in an ever digitized and complex world, this podcast is for you. Tackling...Read full review »
A_L[369963] via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/04/19
Top-Notch Effort
Expected a quality product and was not disappointed. Can always count on Kevin Newman to deliver. These podcasts are informative, intriguing and alarming. Definitely worth a listen/share!
Rdy4Chg via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/04/19
Recent Episodes
In our series wrap, we trace the history of fake news. We start in 15th century Europe and end in the here and now. We talk to Dr. Jacob Solls who says that the cure to misinformation is more journalism. Society needs what it lost years ago: a strong fourth estate with a local...
Published 11/05/19
This episode, we talk to Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith about platforms and privacy - about whether his government will stand-up to big tech. We also talk to friend-of-the-pod, Taylor Owen about the rise of the so-called “splinternet”, a world wide web that looks different depending upon your...
Published 10/31/19
Forty days later and the ballots are in: Canada will be helmed by a Liberal minority. In this episode, we look back at those forty days and ask -- how did we do in this age of disinformation? Did our institutions weather the storms? McGill’s Taylor Owen gives us his take of the election campaign....
Published 10/22/19
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