Fighting the Tide: Can we turn the attention economy into a force for good?

Demos’ recent report, Quality Control, found that much of the harm caused as a result of social media use is down to the substance rather than the style of content now available.  Yet how do we rebalance the attention economy to incentivise and reward good content, and keep harmful content off our screens?

This event will bring together digital leaders, policymakers and hundreds of years of experience from the publishing industry to explore how we set the stage for a healthy online content ecosystem. 


  • Damian Collins MP, Chair, DCMS Select Committee (invited)
  • Ian Lucas MP, member, DCMS Select Committee
  • Alex Krasodomski-Jones, Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos (Chair)
  • Dan Conway, Director of External Affairs, Publishers Association
  • More TBC

Date: Wednesday 23rd October

Time: 6:45 – 8pm

Venue: The Council Room,

One Great George Street


Register for the event here.