Fighting harassment by Kenyan Twitter users – who have recently been revealed to have been paid to promote false information – is tantamount to cracking down on violent wars, agreeing with the warring factions they are fighting to block the legislative change.
“We’re fighting you to the point of exhaustion,” Daisy Amdany told the BBC about the Twitter attack that met the case.
The meltdown caused another freedom fighter to resign and “three people took a short break because of the insults and falsehoods they experienced,” he said.
Amdany was responding to a report by the Mozilla Foundation – Within the dark world of information rental in Kenya – which makes reading amazing.
It shows how the troubled economists sent a Twitter force to support the electoral defense in favor of a government-sponsored law, called the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
According to a survey conducted between May and June 2021, he was paid to harass and insult journalists, judges and human rights activists on Twitter.
Not surprisingly, Twitter was promoted because East Africa has one of the most popular Internet sites in Africa, known as Kenya on Twitter (#KoT).
The study found that this informal business is profitable, with political activists paying about $ 10 ($ 7) and $ 15 to participate in three campaigns a day. Some sponsors have managed to reach out to investors and get paid around $ 250 a month.
Payments were made directly to their phones via the M-Pesa money platform.
The leaders interviewed declined to say who paid them, but one told the researchers that sometimes the money comes before the campaign and sometimes after.
The back of the campaign used WhatsApp groups to send out promotional messages and detailed instructions.
He was told to promote the tags – what is happening on Twitter is the main target for which many have been convicted.
The aim was to mislead people into thinking that the ideas they were experiencing were popular – similar to “paying the crowd to appear at political rallies”, the study said.
Twitter also claims to have benefited from posting ads on narcissistic chats.
Kenya’s Twitter advertising agency provides $ 3,500 daily advertising, the report said.
“While we have not been able to personally verify our billing information described in your report, we can only confirm the availability of a single network of connected accounts,” he told Twitter in response.
Nearly 100 accounts operated by Twitter subscribers in Kenya have now not been suspended by the major company for violating the platform’s trial rules.
The lawsuits filed by the judges were aimed at violating their rights, using hashtags including #AnarchistJudges, #JudiciaryRevenge, #JudicialPayback and # Justice4Sale.
Almost only one information campaign every two days was revealed in the past and after the Supreme Court ruled in May.
Judges found the BBI’s idea to be Flexibility, illegal and illegal, a ruling approved by the Court of Appeal in August – although the battle continues as the attorney general challenges the decision to the Supreme Court.
It all started on Twitter with photos stored on photos of those who wanted to stop the BBI, who said the methods used in the transition were flawed and illegal.
“They talked about how we don’t care about peace,” explained Amdany, one of the founders of the Linda Constitution Movement (which in Swahili means “Protect the Constitution”) in February.
“That we are the foreign allies we pay to disrupt the country or [we’re] innocent people, bad team, noisy, noisy.
“Much is used to incite hatred and intimidate the people who run every campaign.”
Workers have also been shown to be paid by Vice President William Ruto – the BBI’s main opponent.
Some of the accountants used images depicting women as historical images to lure men to follow them.
Fear of democracy
The Mozilla Foundation’s report did not find sufficient evidence to suggest that the fraudulent experiments disrupted public opinion on BBI cases.
However, his co-workers managed to intimidate the protesters on Twitter, with their rights activists claiming to be now testing themselves on the platform.
“Where in the past there was a place where one could have a proper discussion on topics now it is completely corrupted. Conflicts often find that a whole bunch of bots will be in your pronunciation when you give your opinion,” one activist had said.
Ms. Amdany admits – after choosing to withdraw her Twitter account temporarily due to trolls – even the women’s rights group she leads, Crawn Trust, remains on Twitter.
There are fears that these tactics could have far-reaching consequences ahead of the August 2022 elections.
Violent violence has disrupted previous elections but Twitter was the site that allowed political infighting to spread.
“Twitter may have blood on their hands because of what they allow to spread within their platform,” the study warns.
TV commentator Samuel Kamau admits that things have changed.
“Initially, social networking was instrumental in promoting democracy,” he told the BBC.
“But over time, people have learned how to use it to test people’s perceptions. The question here is whether social media is the best democracy.”
For Brian Obilo, co-author of the report, one solution could be Twitter to stop major events such as elections.
“Twitter can also use social media monitors in a number of countries to review progress before it gets to the head of changing topics,” he told the BBC.
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