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We are developing strong and trusted mechanisms to help local authorities understand the impact of social media and online/digital media on election discourse. While ensuring open and free speech and the right to express opinions, we aim to identify levels of harmful content that may incite violence and/or be considered inauthentic. We have developed bespoke solutions that can address local complexities and takes into considerations local languages that are not typically covered by Large Language Models (LLMs). For more information, please contact us.
We are very pleased to announce that Digital Equity Association, in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), has developed an election monitoring framework using an AI-driven tool to monitor hate speech on social media in the context of Kenya's general election, which took place on 9 August 2022. The monitoring tool was used by Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to report in real time on the levels and targets of hate speech, enabling the Commission to respond accordingly.
We continue to work to bring greater transparency to this complex space, and have expanded the approach from Kenya to apply an even broader scope to Nigeria's 2023 general election. As we refine our approach and findings, we are actively seeking to increase the impact of our work. To this end, we are actively sharing our work and findings with the community to identify partners who can actively take action based on our findings to improve the conduct of free and democratic elections. This was shared during re:publica, Berlin 2023 and is intended as a call to action for all.