Trust and Deception

Panel: Ben Creet, Jamison Johnson, & Vanessa Blackwood 


The Internet is a big place, it’s been a massive boon for gathering and accessing information. New Zealanders use the Internet to find info, but they’re also concerned about the veracity of information online. Why? What can be done?

MC Colin Peacock

Colin Peacock was Gisborne-born, Wellington-raised and Otago and Canterbury-educated. He went to Europe to freelance in journalism a long time ago and ended up in London at BBC News and the World Service in the 1990s.  He returned to New Zealand in 2002 and joined RNZ, where he’s produced and presented the weekly show Mediawatch since 2007. (You get less for murder as the old joke goes . . . )


Vanessa Blackwood has recently joined the Office of the Privacy Commission as a Policy Advisor. 
She has a Masters in human rights law focussing on discrimination, censorship and hate speech. She lives in Wellington and spends her life on the Internet.

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