The Umati project, run by iHub Research & Ushahidi – seeks to identify and understand the use of dangerous speech in the Kenyan online space, in order to find and use non-government ways to reduce its effects of violence on the ground. To this end, we have created NipeUkweli – an outreach effort to debunk inciteful myths and reduce the possible effects of dangerous speech.
The Umati project is the first project of its kind worldwide. Umati was birthed out of the influence social media is seen to have had on the 2007/8 post election violence, and runs between September 2012 and May 2013.
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