22 Sep 2022

Expert on why NZ is funding research on social media algorithms

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 22 September 2022

New Zealand is teaming up with tech firm Microsoft to fund research into social media algorithms.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement yesterday in New York.

The initiative has support but tech giants Facebook and Google are notable omissions.

University of Auckland research fellow Andrew Chen spoke to Guyon Espiner about what this all means, and why the research is so vital.