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Social media plays critical role in Kenya's upcoming elections

Social media plays critical role in Kenya's upcoming elections
 
Reuters/Noor Khamis

Social media is playing a critical role in Kenya's upcoming elections. Umati is a web-based monitoring project scanning twitter, blogs, and Facebook for incidents of hate speech... in seven different Kenyan languages. Uchaguzi, a crowd-sourcing website, is relying on tens of thousands of Kenyan citizen journalists to monitor the elections and map incidents of violence. RFI went to the offices of Uchaguzi in Nairobi to find out more.

 


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