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New initiative to debunk online misinformation, hate speech and conspiracy theories launched today in New Zealand
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New initiative to debunk online misinformation, hate speech and conspiracy theories launched today in New Zealand

4 June 20214 June 2021

Tohatoha partners with SMAT to curb the flow of harmful misinformation in NZ SMAT founder Emmi Bevensee to join Tohatoha as Chief Technology Officer Non-profit group Tohatoha officially launched a new initiative today that aims to educate people to help prevent the spread of disinformation about COVID-19, combat hate speech and address conspiracy theories that...

Data confirms that the 2020 NZ election occurred alongside a dangerous spike in online misinformation
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Data confirms that the 2020 NZ election occurred alongside a dangerous spike in online misinformation

13 May 202113 May 2021

Tohatoha’s oral evidence to the Justice Committee outlines genuine threats to New Zealand’s democratic processes from ‘malicious actors’ Tohatoha CEO Mandy Henk and Emmi Bevensee, developer of the Social Media Analysis Toolkit (SMAT), have presented oral evidence to the Justice Committee at NZ Parliament that shows misinformation from ‘malicious actors’ originating on fringe websites and...

Tohatoha launches book drive to help school libraries tackle and educate about online misinformation
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Tohatoha launches book drive to help school libraries tackle and educate about online misinformation

2 November 20202 November 2020

Non-profit seeks book title recommendations and funding via PledgeMe As non-profit group Tohatoha rolls out its new campaign to tackle online misinformation with The Glass Room exhibition this week, the organisation is also calling for funding support for a drive to give school libraries books to educate students on this challenging topic. The internationally renowned...

Exhibition exploring online misinformation set to tour NZ
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Exhibition exploring online misinformation set to tour NZ

2 November 20202 November 2020

Tohatoha and InternetNZ to bring ‘The Glass Room’ to Kiwi schools and libraries A globally successful public exhibition that explores how social media and the Internet have changed the way we interact with information online is set to visit New Zealand for the first time, with support from non-profit groups Tohatoha and InternetNZ. Called The...

Building a just and equitable digital world
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Building a just and equitable digital world

19 August 202019 August 2020

Tohatoha pivots its strategic direction for 2020 to focus on digital harms and risks AUCKLAND, 19 August 2020 – New Zealand non-profit Tohatoha announced a bold new strategic direction today, expanding the focus of its programme to prioritise education to prevent the spread of disinformation and misinformation online, build community understanding of the risks and...

“Taxpayer funded research is being locked behind paywalls”
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“Taxpayer funded research is being locked behind paywalls”

30 October 201930 October 2019

Tohatoha launches campaign to change the way scholarship and science is shared in NZ Taxpayer funded research that could be improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders is being locked behind paywalls due to a profit-focused approach to academic publishing, says open access advocacy group Tohatoha NZ. This viewpoint, discussed at length in a...

US author Virginia Eubanks to visit NZ in March 2019
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US author Virginia Eubanks to visit NZ in March 2019

25 February 201915 February 2020

‘Automating Inequality’ author set to speak in Auckland and Wellington on the impact of technology, data and algorithms on the poor and working-class. US-based professor and writer Virginia Eubanks will visit New Zealand in March for a series of events promoting her new book Automating Inequality and discussing the impacts of technology and big data...

New funding partnership for Tohatoha will help empower Kiwis to ‘create, share and innovate’
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New funding partnership for Tohatoha will help empower Kiwis to ‘create, share and innovate’

3 July 201824 July 2019

Stats NZ funding set to increase educational activity, advocacy and government focused workshops on Creative Commons licensing A new funding partner is empowering not-for-profit organisation Tohatoha – formerly known as Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand – to step up its activities and bring its advocacy for open access and open licensing to more Kiwis than...

LINZ to cease funding CCANZ
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LINZ to cease funding CCANZ

4 August 20164 August 2016

LINZ reviews funding of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand Land Information New Zealand’s (LINZ) financial support for Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand (CCANZ) is to change after consideration of changing priorities. “CCANZ’s work now extends beyond the scope and needs of LINZ’s core stakeholders and, as a result, we’ve made the decision to stop our funding contribution...

Creative Commons Licences in Te Reo Māori
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Creative Commons Licences in Te Reo Māori

14 July 201514 July 2015

The six translated licences can be found at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/mi/legalcode https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/mi/legalcode https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/mi/legalcode https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/mi/legalcode https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/mi/legalcode https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/mi/legalcode Media Release Ko tōu reo, ko tōku reo, te tuakiri tangata. Tīhei uriuri, tīhei nakonako Creative Commons has published the translation of the Creative Commons 4.0 copyright licences into te reo Māori. This is the first translation of the Creative Commons...

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