Ardern mulls NZ's 'international ask' on social media reform

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 08 Apr 2019

By Pattrick Smellie April 8 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is consulting personally about the role New Zealand could play internationally to get a "step-change in behaviour" by global social media companies when it comes to their sponsorship of extremism, disinformation, election manipulation and hate speech. She met last weekend with a group of people she said represented "those who work in this space" in New Zealand, in a personal capacity. The group had no status and she would check before releasing their names, but the...

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