Yunusa Ya'u

Executive Director

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

Speaking In

Diverting hate speech with simple online tools

Out of a general fear that the 2015 General Election would see the eruption of violence, CITAD developed iHub Kenya’s Umati project for use in Nigeria.

The project has brought a better understanding of the instigators, victims, and language of hate speech, and the channels used in propagating it — providing critical information for designing appropriate responses.