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Kenya's Keyboard Warriors .

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How opposing online groups coordinated to amplify political narratives against each other on social media.

Over the course of six days in January 2021 five different hashtags on Twitter spread narratives against the different sides of Kenya’s often fraught political divide. These discussions began after a radio interview given by President Uhuru Kenyatta, during which he discussed various issues of national importance. A CfA investigation revealed a case of coordinated amplification amongst these hashtags. Two distinct narratives were identified: one against President Kenyatta and another against Deputy President William Ruto. The relationship between the two men is rocky - a very high profile example of the sort of divisive politics that has marked Kenya for years, sometimes with violent results.

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