Hate speech and disinformation are circulating widely on TikTok in the lead-up to Kenya’s August general elections, according to a new report from the Mozilla Foundation. Even videos that appear to be in clear violation of TikTok policies seem to have been amplified by the algorithms that underpin the platform’s main For You page (recommendations feed), the report said.

An analysis of around 130 videos, which have collectively been viewed over 4 million times, indicate that TikTok has become a significant avenue for election-related disinformation, including attempts to stoke ethnic tensions, according to the report. In 2007,


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