KICTAnet, Facebook to host session on hate speech and using social media for positive social change




Facebook, in partnership with KICTAnet, will host a a session to discuss about hate speech and using social media to advocate for positive social change, on Thursday March 16, from 11.30am.

The meeting’s announcement reads thus: “We will host an interactive, Chatham House rules discussion about hate speech on social media platforms and using social media to advocate for positive social change. It will address platform community standards, privacy tips and reporting, as well as using social media platforms to counter hate speech.”

The Chatham House Rule states that: When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

Below are the event details:

What:            Online Speech and Social Change conversation  

When:           Thursday March 16,

Time:             From 11.30am

Where:          Dusit D2, 14 Riverside Park – Riverside Woods (off Riverside Drive), Nairobi.

FB will also be soliciting feedback about its platforms, and highlighting local examples of counter speech, as well as identifying possibilities for collaboration.

Those interested in participating at the session can register online.




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