No Tuesday Club on 30 May, but next Tuesday 6 June we have Paul Spoonley on Zoom.
ZOOM LINK 5 to gather and 5.30 to start Tuesday 6 June
The Rise and Rise of Disinformation :
The Challenges of an Internet Age
Since 2015-16, there has been an escalation in mis- and disinformation and, as a result, the politics of vitriol and suspicion. Some of this can be explained by the opportunities provided by social media, but there is also the impact of economic and social disequilibrium combined with nationalistic politics and political actors.
One of the targets has been the UN and such initiatives as the Compact on Migration. New Zealand has certainly not been exempt and this presentation discusses some of the developments in recent years.
Very important issue when we are in an election year. Paul is part of He Whenua Taurikura project set up after March 15.
He Whenua Taurikura translates to ‘a land at peace’. The Centre’s purpose is to contribute to an Aotearoa where everyone is safe in their diverse identities, by producing and coordinating research into countering and preventing terrorism and violent extremism, while promoting social cohesion. We are committed to research that contributes to social inclusion, which reflects the nation’s diversity and enhances community wellbeing.