Zuckerburg attempts to make Facebook a safer place – but is it enough? Here's what the experts think

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Zuckerburg attempts to make Facebook a safer place – but is it enough? Here's what the experts think

After widespread condemnation for Facebook’s role in the Christchurch terror attacks – along with Mark Zuckerberg’s placid response – the social media giant has finally responded to public scrutiny. It has banned users from its live streaming services if they “violate our most serious policies”, plus it has put 7.5 million into research to improve video analysis technology. To make sense of the new changes, we ask local social media experts and technologists whether the world’s most powerful company could have done more to prevent social media hate crimes, featuring The Warehouse Group's Cassie Roma, Springload's Bron Thomson, Spacetime's Alex Bartley Catt and ocial and digital media communication strategist Troy Rawhiti-Connell.


As the world's biggest digital companies grapple with a raft of issues – such as Facebook and dealing with the recent fall out of the livestreaming of murders in Christchurch –the values creeping into business language will increasingly be human, like kindness, warmth, authenticity, generosity. Anthem’s executive director Vincent Heeringa shares his thoughts and insights on what was the key takeaways from SXSW were, including why more tech companies need to join "Team Human".


It was 10 April, 2018. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook appeared in front of the United States Congress to talk data, privacy and how we should police the internet. 44 senators asked tough questions around privacy policies, business models and consumer protection. Zuckerburg answered honestly and robustly, facing up to criticism, owning up to failures, arguing for net neutrality and outlining plans to “do better”. For a nerd like me, it was fascinating. But what will it actually mean?

Wrestler's VR/AR World Tour

The co-founders of Wellington production company Wrestler recently travelled around the real world to look at the future of the virtual world. In part four of the series, Ben Forman recounts his time in the Big Apple.