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Kenya’s political hashtag trends analysis .


In the lead-up to the East African nation’s January 2021 elections, pro-government trolls wielded tweets as a weapon to spread misinformation and disinformation against opposition leader Bobi Wine.

This investigation revealed how politically aligned hashtags are used by Twitter users to target individual candidates ahead of the upcoming elections in August 2022. We highlight how hashtags targeting one of the politically exposed persons, who has since announced his intention to vie for the upcoming election receive the highest number of reach/ social interactions

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