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.nz, harmful content, and how we make the system work

Blog

April 06

.nz, harmful content, and how we make the system work

We are part of a community in Aotearoa that is painfully aware of how the landscape on these issues has become more challenging over the last few years — particularly due to some websites in circulation online at the moment. 

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Blog

April 06

Fostering belonging and inclusion online

ActionStation is an independent community campaigning organisation with a mission to tautoko (support) and whakamana (uplift) New Zealanders to act together in powerful and coordinated ways to create what we cannot achieve on our own. 

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InternetNZ grant changes

Blog

March 30

InternetNZ grant changes

InternetNZ uses the profits from the sale of .nz domain names to distribute funding to the community. We have distributed funding through a range of partnerships and contestable grant rounds, but our approach has gradually shifted over the years.

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Brent Carey leaving Domain Name Commission to become Netsafe CEO

Blog

March 22

Brent Carey leaving Domain Name Commission to become Netsafe CEO

Brent Carey is stepping down as the Domain Name Commissioner to become the CEO of Netsafe.

 

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Algorithmic audits: an accountants view

Blog

March 15

Algorithmic audits: an accountants view

This guest blog explores how an independent 'audit' could provide a mechanism to assess algorithm harms. It uses the financial auditing process as an example of how an algorithm audit infrastructure might be established. 

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How do we stop misinformation being a superspreader?

Blog

March 15

How do we stop misinformation being a superspreader?

There is a dark side of having New Zealanders connected to social media platforms with the ability to hear from and speak to thousands. That dark side is the creation and spread of both mis and disinformation online.

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DIGIFALE – an intergenerational approach to improving digital inclusion

Blog

March 08

DIGIFALE – an intergenerational approach to improving digital inclusion

In April 2020 as COVID-19 caused communities to lockdown, DIGIFALE started within a Niue community in Mangere, South Auckland. An increased reliance on technology and the internet meant support was needed.

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Media release

March 03

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter signals departure mid year

After nine incredibly fulfilling years in the role and much progress on important issues, it’s the right time in my life to explore new opportunities, Carter says.

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Social media monopoly risks harming New Zealanders

Media release

February 21

Social media monopoly risks harming New Zealanders

Seventy-nine per cent of us are using at least one of the four META platform apps at least daily. These are Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp. 

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Our growing concern about the security of our personal details online

Media release

February 21

Our growing concern about the security of our personal details online

Almost a third of New Zealanders say their level of concern about using personal details online has increased over 12 months. New research out now.

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