Internet

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Winning the web: how Beijing exploits search results to shape views of Xinjiang and COVID-19

The Chinese government commands a robust communication machine, including traditional global media outlets available in dozens of languages, China’s so-called 'wolf warrior' diplomats, pro-government trolls, and paid social media influencers. To better understand how primed keywords can lead search engine users to state media, this...
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The two technospheres

The divergence of the Western and Chinese technospheres is a critical driver of cybersecurity concerns requiring the attention of both governments and the private sector around the world. This report provides a set of recommendations for action to mitigate the growing cybersecurity risks posed by...
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Media and democracy: unpacking America’s complex views on the digital public square

Three decades after Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the first web server, the technologies that once promised to usher in a new era of democracy are now also being used to spread disinformation and sow distrust. Amid a global pandemic and the contentious political events surrounding...
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Social media responsibility and free speech: a new approach for dealing with ‘Internet harms'

There are increasing demands from the public, media and politicians for some imposition of order on the Internet, much of which focuses on the management of speech. This paper outlines some of the primary pressures Canadians are facing in terms of censorship, algorithms, data collection...
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Informing the disinfo debate: a policy guide for protecting human rights

This report unpacks the main methods of manipulation that internet platforms engage in that harm fundamental rights and provides a set of policy recommendations addressed to lawmakers in the European Union.
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Digital lives of Australians 2021

Researchers sought feedback from more than 1,500 Australian consumers and more than 400 small business owners about their online needs and challenges. The research found that most consumers feel that the Internet has a positive impact on their lives. However, the research also found consumers...
Policy report

China’s cyber vision

This report provides a primer on the roots of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) within China’s policy system, and sheds light on the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) intentions to use cyberspace as a tool for shaping discourse domestically and internationally.
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Digital platform services inquiry: interim report no. 3 - search defaults and choice screens

This report examines the provision of web browsers and general search services to Australian consumers and the effectiveness of choice screens in facilitating competition and improving consumer choice. The report also provides the ACCC’s advice to the Australian Government on Google’s rollout of search engine...
Policy report

Future proof: connecting post-pandemic Canada

Digital information has emerged as the prime mover of economies and societies. With the right set of policies and programs, this paper argues that Canada can have the digital connectivity infrastructure it needs to fully support an inclusive society and competitive economy far into the...
Fact sheet

The digital parenting strategies and behaviours of New Zealand parents

This factsheet presents findings from a study looking at the strategies New Zealand parents, caregivers and whānau use to mediate their children’s experiences of online risk and harm.
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The Internet and end of life

As the world continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an emerging need for bereavement support at a critical level. This report finds that online spaces are a crucial cornerstone of support to people grieving and people at the end of their life, providing...
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The digital lives of younger Australians

This report provides a snapshot of the attitudes and behaviours of younger people online, the extent and nature of their online habits, what they use to stay connected, and how they feel about the prominence of digital connection in their lives.
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The digital lives of older Australians

This report examines how older people are adapting to the digital world, how and why they access the internet, and their attitudes to doing so.
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Good foundations: why democracies should care about the wiring of the Internet

This paper explains what protocols are - how they work, why they matter and how they are governed. It explores the implications of this approach and urges a closer relationship between the architects of Internet protocols and those responsible for the publics they affect.
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States, corporations, individuals and machines

The balances of power between states and corporations, corporations and citizens, and the social contract between states and their citizens is in constant flux online. This paper explores proposed settlements on the balance of power and what they mean for the future of the web.
Discussion paper

Digital Platform Services Inquiry – September 2021 Report on market dynamics and consumer choice screens in search services and web browsers: issues paper

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released this issues paper to gather the public's views on potential competition and consumer issues in the provision of web browsers and general search services to Australian consumers and in particular, the impact of default arrangements.
Fact sheet

Trends in unwanted digital communications regarding sexual orientation in New Zealand

This document compares annual trends regarding the prevalence of unwanted digital communications based on participants’ sexual orientation.
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Securing the subsea network: a primer for policymakers

This guide for policymakers describes subsea cables' essential functions, planning processes and common threats. It also outlines the economic and strategic interests at stake, and offers some recommendations for protecting America's centrality in subsea networks.
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Affordability report 2020

The 2020 Affordability Report calls for governments to develop effective national broadband plans to make internet access more affordable and enable more people to connect.
Fact sheet

The impact of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown on adult New Zealanders' experiences of unwanted digital communications

This factsheet presents findings from a study looking at the prevalence of unwanted digital communications in New Zealand during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.