The 2020 U.S. election was like nothing we’d seen before for many reasons, including disinformation, dangerous speech, and unprecedented fears of election-related violence. Now it’s time to start thinking about the future.
Author Salil Tripathi examines the distinction between hate speech and dangerous speech in the context of elections in Delhi, India.
Candidates’ calls for peace follow a long string of Dangerous Speech and false allegations from all sides; we fervently hope for free and peaceful elections.
In Nigeria, conflicts driven by Dangerous Speech and legitimate grievances have raised concerns that 2019 elections may spark mass violence.
The window of acceptable politics in America has widened to include what was once unthinkable. White supremacists have taken advantage across the country.
This report from CITAD, a Nigerian organization dedicated to the use of information and communications technology (ICT) for development and good governance, shares the findings of a Dangerous Speech monitoring project during Nigeria’s 2015 elections.
Inflammatory speech – a common feature of elections – provides opportunities for preventing ethnic violence in the context of elections. However, this must be done carefully in order to preserve freedom of expression.