Report: China's TikTok Spreading Ethnic Violence Fears in Kenyan Presidential Election

Report: China's TikTok Spreading Ethnic Violence Fears in Kenyan Presidential Election


Videos posted on the Chinese-owned TikTok social media platform in Kenya in recent weeks have allegedly featured “hate, incitement and other political disinformation” that may provoke ethnic violence in the run-up to Kenya’s 2022 presidential election in August, Al Jazeera reported on Friday.

“As Kenya’s general election draws closer, an increasing number of TikTok videos featuring ‘hate, incitement and other political disinformation’ have been on the rise, according to a recent study by the Mozilla Foundation,” Al Jazeera reported on June 10.

“In a report published on Wednesday [June 8], Mozilla fellow Odanga Madung identified 130 TikTok videos that pushed ‘widespread disinformation’ and stoked ‘violent, ethnic discriminatory narratives,’” the Qatari news outlet relayed.

The Mozilla Foundation is a U.S.-based nonprofit that advocates

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