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Social Media Misinformation Stokes A Worsening Civil War In Ethiopia

Social Media Misinformation Stokes A Worsening Civil War In Ethiopia

Update: 2021-10-13
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Hate and division on Facebook are not just a problem in the U.S. That's one of the messages whistleblower Frances Haugen took to Congress last week, where she accused Facebook's algorithms of quote, "literally fanning ethnic violence in Ethiopia," a country that's endured nearly a year of civil war.

Freelance reporter Zecharias Zelalem has been keeping track of how inflammatory posts on Facebook have led to attacks in the real world.

And NPR's East Africa Correspondent Eyder Peralta describes what Ethiopia looks like from the ground as he moves closer toward the conflict.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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Social Media Misinformation Stokes A Worsening Civil War In Ethiopia

Social Media Misinformation Stokes A Worsening Civil War In Ethiopia

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