New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday announced
a new research initiative under a global project aimed at tackling online hate set up
in the wake of a mass killing by a white supremacist in Christchurch in 2019.
Ardern said in a statement that as part of the Christchurch Call initiative, New Zealand,
the United States, Twitter and Microsoft will invest an undisclosed sum in developing
new technology aimed at helping researchers understand how algorithms
affect internet users' experiences.
"This initiative won't tell us all we need
to know about the outcomes algorithms are driving online, it will help us better
access data so researchers can answer these very questions," the statement said.
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