Ethiopia's Online Boom Shadowed By Rise in Hate Speech

Ethiopia is witnessing a significant rise in its online community. The burgeoning social media landscape in the country reflects a broader trend, with 30 percent of internet users accessing at least one of the platforms. But while this connectivity heralds unprecedented access to information, analysts say it also brings forth a concerning wave of hate speech and misinformation, posing grave threats to Ethiopia's political and social cohesion. Social media platforms have faced accusations of contributing to the exacerbation of violence in Ethiopia.


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