What do we mean by “internet health?”
A healthy internet is one in which privacy, openness and inclusion are the norms. These are values Mozilla has championed from the beginning in our Mozilla Manifesto.
For over 4 billion people, the internet is an integral part of our everyday lives. It’s how we connect with our friends, families, co-workers and collaborators. It educates, entertains and provides access to goods and services. It’s the essential infrastructure powering business, commerce, and increasingly, society at large. For the 50% of the world that is not yet online, building a positive future online that is inclusive and accessible is key. The internet is a constantly evolving digital environment that shapes our lives and livelihoods.
Mozilla believes that we all have a stake in understanding and protecting the health of the internet. For this reason, the Mozilla Foundation is primarily focused on fueling an emerging movement of internet users, academics, thought-leaders and activists who are standing and fighting for a healthy internet for generations to come.
In 2018, Mozilla identified the explosion of devices, platforms and products that include AI-enabled technologies as a key opportunity and threat to the health of the internet. After extensive research and deep consultation with allies, partners, industry, governments and civil society, we determined that stewarding and promoting “Trustworthy AI” was an urgent, critical issue directly related to internet health that we were uniquely positioned to take on. Mozilla has committed to direct the majority of our resources to this issue over the next few years.
Mozilla’s Fellowships and Awards are an investment in innovators and leaders across the globe. Fellows and Awardees use their skill sets — in technology, in advocacy, in law, in art — to design products, run campaigns, influence policy and ultimately lay the groundwork for a more inclusive and open internet.
MozFest is our annual gathering of educators, activists, technologists, researchers, artists, and young people dedicated to creating a better, healthier internet. Every year, more than 2,000 people from around the world gather to create art, build tools, write code and brainstorm products and policies that put social responsibility and the user first.