100 Stories of internet health, shared by you

Laura Vidal

By Laura Vidal | Oct. 22, 2020 | Insights

Illustration from the Internet Health Report The Internet Health Report is asking over 100 people from the internet health community and beyond to tell us what internet health topics they're excited about — and which ones they're worried about.

Mozilla’s Internet Health Report (IHR), the annual publication combining research and stories about what it means for the internet to be healthy, is in the works right now. And we can’t wait to share it with you very soon.

Writing a report about internet health that can fairly reflect the internet’s scale and diversity is, you guessed it, far from simple. The highlight of working on the report is being able to talk to and learn from people around the world who are doing the work of building a healthier internet. So this year, we are asking over 100 people from the internet health community and beyond to tell us what internet health topics they're excited about — and which ones they're worried about.

The diversity and the complexity of the stories we have received are incredible. From COVID-19 myths spreading online to remedies for depression coming from rural China. From dangerous inequalities to Colombian indigenous communities taking over the airwaves to keep each other safe.

Each person will share two stories with us: one about how the internet can be a healthy, hopeful space; and another about a challenge that needs more of our attention. The internet health movement spans regions, professions, and intersecting identities and is the foundation of how we approach any analysis of internet health. That's why we are so excited to share the perspectives of so many movement actors with you.

Since the focus of this year’s report will be on the ways we can make the internet healthier, we’re also asking our contributors to provide us with ideas of how to respond to the challenges that technology poses today.

These stories will help show the complex and vivid patchwork of ideas and stories that can help us make the internet more accessible, more just, and more representative. These stories and these ideas will illustrate how internet health issues can expand across borders and communities.

The Internet Health Report will be published in early 2021. Stay tuned for more!