• More and more people are becoming active and discussing politics online - but fear of online hate speech is silencing many of us

    71 percent of Swedes turn to the internet for political information, one in five people have expressed a political opinion online and 15 percent have participated in a hashtag campaign like #metoo in the past year. These are the findings in the Internet Foundation In Sweden's new report, "Swedes and Internet - Valsspecial 2018". At the same time, the report also shows that a quarter of Swedes have refrained from expressing a political opinion on the Internet due to the fear of hate speech and threats.

  • The Internet Foundation in Sweden is investing 2 Million SEK in Peppy Pals

    Peppy Pals is a global game and development company that makes apps, books and films where children learn about feelings, empathy and friendship through storytelling and humor. As part of the work to support newly-launched Swedish internet companies, the Internet Foundation is now investing in the company.

  • The Internet Foundation is investing 1 Million SEK in the Foo Café meeting place

    The Foo Café was founded in 2012 in Malmö and is a meeting place for developers. Since its beginning, the business has grown to Stockholm and currently the Foo Café has an average of eight events per week. The Internet Foundation’s investment is part of the work to support newly launched Swedish internet companies.

  • The internet habits of Swedes in the report Swedes and the internet 2017

    Half of Swedish internet users pay for music and film, young people are more skeptical about information online than adults, 100 percent of those up to age 25 are watching YouTube and in two-year olds, four out of five already use the internet. This is just some of the news in the report “Swedes and the internet 2017” from the Internet Foundation in Sweden, IIS. The survey has been ongoing since the year 2000 and is Sweden’s largest study of digital trends and how we use the internet.

  • Facebook dominates and Twitter drops – how Swedes use social media 2016

    Swedes like social media and our use of it continues to grow. 77 percent of all internet users* use social media, and we continue to spend more time on it. Facebook is still the most popular and continues to increase in all age groups except those under 16. There, Snapchat and Instagram are the most popular. Twitter is however losing users. This comes from the report “Swedes and Social Media 2016” by the Internet Foundation in Sweden. The report is an excerpt of the upcoming yearly report “Swedes and the Internet.”

  • IIS invests heavily in new open meeting place for internet innovation

    The Internet Foundation in Sweden, IIS, is investing heavily in starting an open meeting place for internet innovation. A long-term investment that is estimated at 5 – 10 million SEK per year. The goal is to develop a creative meeting place where new ideas can be developed, tested and allowed to grow at an early stage.

  • IIS releases zone files

    As of today, IIS will be providing information about .se and .nu domain names that are visible to the internet public. This means that the registered and delegated domains in the Domain Name System (DNS) will now be visible as the zone files for the IIS top-level domains are being released to the public and made available for download for the first time.