Kenya’s NCIC Monitoring SMS, Web Chatter for Hate Speech

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission has been monitoring text messages and internet-based communication for any clues of hate speech and incitement.The Commission said it has been partnering with local telephone providers and government security agencies for about a year now, according to Commissioner Halakhe Waqo.The monitoring has also extended to Kenyans in Diaspora as NCIC gets tough ahead of the 2012 General Election, less than 20 months away.

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