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How the 'attention economy' is undermining politics

Is our engagement in politics being damaged by digital technology?

By exploring this idea former Google employee James Williams won the Nine Dots prize, which seeks to address problems facing the modern world.

He told Justin Webb "our technologies are involved in this industrial scale competition for our attention".

"They want to keep us tapping and scrolling," he said.

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