Between Two Extremes: Responding to Islamist and tribalist messaging online in Kenya during the 2017 elections

ANISA HARRASY AND ZAHED AMANULLAH, FEBRUARY 2018

This report reviews the state of extremist discourse and propaganda techniques used across the Kenyan social media landscape and share the results of a 16-month long study conducted to understand the capacity of Kenyan community service organisations (CSOs) to adapt to this changing landscape.

With the assistance of Google/YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, ISD helped train over twenty peacebuilding CSOs in online counter-narrative creation, in both Swahili and English. The aim of this training was to equip CSOs with the tools and skills to compete effectively with those trying to promote extremism and division online. We shared techniques for targeting, distributing, and evaluating the content, looking at ways to maximise reach, engagement, and impact.

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Hatescape: An In-Depth Analysis of Extremism and Hate Speech on TikTok

This research examined how TikTok is used to promote white supremacist conspiracy theories, produce weapons manufacturing advice, glorify extremists, terrorists, fascists and dictators, direct targeted harassment against minorities and produce content that denies that violent events like genocides ever happened. Furthermore, the report includes analysis of how users seek to evade takedowns by TikTok.

Développement et Mise en Place De Plans D’action Locaux pour Prévenir et Contrer L’extrémisme Violent en Afrique de L’est

Ce guide a été conçu par le Strong Cities Network (SCN), sur la base des expériences du Kenya en matière de développement de plans d’action de comté (PAC) pour la prévention et la lutte contre l’extrémisme violent, comme une ressource pour les gouvernements et les organisations de la société civile en Afrique de l’Est qui souhaitent développer un plan d'action local (PAL).