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Katie Beith, Senior Investment Strategist, Responsible Investment, NZ Super Fund is speaking at the RI New York conference on December 4-5 on a plenary titled: “Investors and tech giants: creating accountable and sustainable growth models.”
The internet, and by extension social media, has enhanced communication and the free flow of ideas, providing a hugely beneficial tool for billions of people around the world. However, not all content is beneficial and some can be outright harmful.
No clearer example of the harm that can be done exists than the Christchurch mosque shootings, which killed 51 worshippers in March this year. That horrible event was recorded, live-streamed and circulated online; weaponising digital technology and highlighting the inadequacy of content governance on social media platforms.
As New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund, with investments in the …