Sounds of Mozilla's 2020 Internet Health Report
By Mozilla - Insights
Sounds of Mozilla's 2020 Internet Health ReportSep 25, 2021
Labor Rights: Unlock Data Power. Read by Zeina Abi Assy
"Data rights are labor rights, especially when it comes to the platforms of the gig economy. Leveraging data for the collective good is essential for the future of work and internet health."
Listen to Zeina Abi Assy, MozFest Partnerships and Dialogue Lead, read "Labor Rights: Unlock Data Power", one of the spotlights of the 2020 Internet Health Report. You can also find this story on our webpage.
Year in Review: A Healthier Internet is Possible. Read by Coqui
"In a challenging year for the world, the internet helped us and harmed us like never before. With 2020 in the rearview, we combine research and stories about what can be done."
Transparency: Real Change How? Read by Chad Sansing
"Transparency is often described as a first step towards holding social media companies accountable. But what does meaningful transparency look like and how could it spark real change?"
Listen to Chad Sansing, Project Coordinator for MozFest, read "Transparency: Real Change How?", one of the spotlights of the 2020 Internet Health Report. You can also find this story on our webpage.
Racial Justice: Decode the Default. Read by Lou Huang
"Technology has never been colorblind. Since the beginning of the internet, calling out racial inequities of data and algorithms means facing denials and backlash. It’s time to abolish notions of “universal” users of software and beneficiaries of digital rights."
Listen to Lou Huang, a software engineer at Nava and a wrangler for the 2021 Mozilla Festival, read "Racial Justice: Decode the Default", one of the spotlights of the 2020 Internet Health Report. You can find this story on our webpage.
Our glimmers of hope for a healthier internet
Nyamishana Prudence invited us for a Zoom coffee to share our hopes for the future, our favorite stories from the IHR and what's ahead for internet health in 2021. You'll hear Uffa Modey telling us more about Nigeria's #EndSars developments, Mohamed ElGohary reflecting on the importance of internet communities and Raashi Saxena explaining the particularities of hate speech. Nyamishana also spoke about what women in Uganda are doing to defend their rights online, and I (Laura Vidal) highlighted the work of digital rights advocators in Venezuela.
Go to our special feature to find out more about the 240 stories that made our global portrait of internet health in 2020.
For questions, comments or ideas, send us an email or leave us a voice message.
This episode was recorded via Zoom on July 2021.
¿Qué cara tiene un internet saludable? [Episodio en español]
Cuando nos dispusimos a reunir historias y momentos de internet que fueran saludables o preocupantes en 2020 nos tocó conversar y reflexionar con las personas que colaboraron en el Informe sobre cómo se ven y se reconocen los momentos saludables en internet. Los momentos preocupantes sí se vieron con claridad (y además, nos llovieron). Con las historias que mostraran momentos saludables la cosa fue un poco más complicada.
Por eso, en esta conversación exploramos las diferentes maneras en las que se manifiesta la salud de internet.
Para expandir nuestros horizontes llamamos a Marianne Díaz, a Erick Huerta, a Julio Gaitán y a Fátima Valdivia a que nos contaran qué era para ellos un internet saludable.
Este proyecto en audio forma parte de un apéndice del Informe de Salud de Internet 2020 y su sección especial con 120 experto/a/es de internet. En esta sección encontrarás las más de 200 historias con momentos saludables e insalubres en 2020, y también muchísimas ideas sobre cómo podemos sanear el internet en 2021.
El Informe tiene una sinopsis especial en español con los análisis más importantes. Esta sinopsis incluye una compilación hecha por Eeva Moore con acciones concretas que pueden llevarse a cabo en colectivo y también a nivel personal.
¿Cómo se ve desde tu perspectiva un internet saludable? Déjanos saber por mensaje de voz o a través de nuestras redes.
Sounds of the Internet Health Report
The stories and the ideas shared by the contributors of the 2020 Internet Health Report left us with over 100 ideas to make the internet healthier in 2021 and more than 200 stories showing us what an unhealthy, as well as a healthy internet can look like.
We learned a lot from the process and even more from the results. Hear more about it here!
Subhashish Panigrahi comments on initiatives to include indigenous and oral languages online, as well as caste discrimination in India, Silicon Valley and the internet. An problem of ancient origins that still impacts today’s digital world.
Soledad Magnone describes interesting initiatives made by and for Uruguayan youth, and how despite their efforts, new public policies for the internet in Uruguay did not take their rights into account.
Tetyana Bhodanova speaks about the story behind her research on political campaign ads in Ukraine and big tech policies. Spoiler alert: big tech does not apply the same transparency principles everywhere.
Catherine Muya expands on her contributions to the 2020 Internet Health Report and describes what can happen when internet shutdowns interrupt your daily life online (and offline).
Julia Schneider reads and comments on her contributions about the potential for AI to improve internet health, and the importance of recognizing online hate speech as a major challenge.
Ian Forrester from the the BBC’s R&D team speaks on the need to build real technology alternatives that are decentralized for the sake of the internet and for humanity.
Uffa Modey reflects on both the beauty and the fear of protests online and offline in the aftermath of #EndSARS protests against police brutality in Nigeria. It’s the kind of story that shows how the internet can be healthy and unhealthy at the same time.
Bhuvana Meenakshi goes over the stories she shared and how the internet could be more inclusive for neuro-divergent people, and why communities should strive to include all genders in their online spaces.
María Juliana Soto
María Juliana Soto (01:24) highlights how crucial it is for more people to understand online communication and digital security. She invites you to visit the Colombian audio project Convite which shares information on these topics with leaders of indigenous and rural social movements.