Online hate, fake news and the future of Ethiopia

Reduct Online Hate Ethiopia Graphic

Date

  • May 18, 2021 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm (Europe/London)

Location

Virtual

Online hate, fake news and the future of Ethiopia

Hosted by Reduct

Digital technology is changing Ethiopia and the way we communicate online has become an important part of life as it has opened up huge opportunities across the country. However, this young and vibrant online space has been hijacked by misinformation and hate speech by inside and outside actors which is causing harm to fragile and young democracies like Ethiopia. Over time these actors, advocating misinformation, fake news and skilled advocacy of their causes has destabilised many communities and caused violence.

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