Report Indicates Evolving Trends in Hate Speech on Social Media

Radio Miraya

A new report on the use of hate speech on social media and its impact on the conflict indicates that there are evolving trends being used to spread hatred.

The report by PeaceTech Lab, operating under the United States Institute for Peace, shows that words that were once used against specific ethnicity are being used to target different groups to match the changing context of the conflict.

Theo Dolan, the Director of PeaceTech Lab Africa, says abusive and dangerous language continues to be disseminated across various social media platforms.

Theo Dolan explained some of the findings of their fourth bi-weekly report.

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