Event Wrap: NetThing 2020

By on 15 Oct 2020

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APNIC supported and participated at NetThing 2020, held online from 1 to 2 October 2020.

NetThing is the annual forum for Australia’s Internet governance community, now in its second year following last year’s re-start of what was the auIGF event.

https://twitter.com/NetThing_au/status/1311926242166280192

It welcomed around 100 unique participants to discuss topics reflecting the themes of digital platforms and how governments are responding, truth and trust, misinformation and disinformation, emerging technology, Internet infrastructure security and algorithmic bias.

The event had a full face-to-face component, with the session on misinformation and disinformation being held with panellists present in the University of Queensland. This panel was also webcast.

APNIC activities:

  • APNIC sponsored the event and provided technical support, including broadcasting production of the physical event. Melody Bendindang was the Master of Ceremonies for the entire event.
  • Pablo Hinojosa and Melody are NetThing steering committee members.
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