About Know This
In times such as this, reasonable opinion and reliable information is essential.
historic corner was abruptly turned in pandemic year 2020. Many began to seek hopeful pathways to a better future, a future that's promising to be challenging, unpredictable and chock-full of opportunities.
It also unleashed a torrent of disinformation, much of it undermining sources of information that should be regarded as essential to the functioning of a civilised society. The upshot, fewer people trust mainstream media and more put their trust in those who peddle dishonesty on social media and various platforms.
The simple purpose of this website is to save you time in looking for trustworthy and useful information. That means you won't find much 'click-bait' or trivia, because we (real humans) work to curate links to the very best news, views and information that might just help us along the aforementioned pathways.
There are 14 areas we've identified as crucial to the future of humanity, plus there are current affairs sections covering New Zealand politics and an ongoing concern about a pandemic.
Some of the content is automatically received from accredited contributor websites while much of it comes from found links in websites we assess to be worthwhile.
Know This is operated as a completely non-profit operation by social enterprise company Flightdec.
Our criteria for linking content and inviting contributors is simple. We welcome a wide range of views because different voices should be heard. But it needs to play a positive role in informing or adding to our understandings. While we take no particular political position, we believe positive progress should benefit the many, rather than just a few, while allowing for people on the fringe or in minority positions. We would also expect that it can contribute to sustainability and life on this planet.
We will therefore be less likely to include links that promote divisiveness without constructive purpose, unwarranted hostility or unsubstantiated facts packaged as conspiracy theories.
Above all, we wish to highlight good writing and investigative journalism that helps celebrate the richness of the world and the possibilities that can come from people openly working together with a generosity of spirit.
Footnote: This website was launched in April 2020, as New Zealand was entering the Covid-19 lockdown. We welcome contributions, ideas and feedback, so please contact us anytime.