The spread of false information for political gain is nothing new, but today we can use data to identify who wants to hear the story, and exactly which messages they’re most susceptible to. Stories today are being used not just to distort reality, but to create new ones. Militaries around the world are launching programs to be better able to fight information warfare. Christopher Wylie is the former Director of Research for Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group, and as he puts it, the person who created “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare mindfuck tool.” In 2018, he worked with The Guardian and the New York Times as a whistleblower to expose that Cambridge Analytica had allegedly illegally obtained and exploited the data of 87 million Facebook users for the purposes of creating targeted political campaigns for the 2016 US presidential elections. Join Wylie in a discussion about the weaponization of stories and how they’re fracturing society.