[kictanet] How Meta is Preparing for Kenya’s 2022 General Election

Kelvin Kariuki kelvinkariuki89 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 15:57:33 EAT 2022

Amazing new features by Meta, like here
can search for a political aspirant to know how much they have spent on
political advertisement across Meta's platforms.

I have also been intrigued by: "In Kenya, we’ll have an “I Voted” sticker
on Instagram. And on Election Day, we’ll remind people in the country that
it’s time to vote with a notification on top of their Facebook Feed as well.
"  but why not have both features on IG and FB?

On Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 2:05 PM Victor Kapiyo via KICTANet <
kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Hi Listers,
> Meta has today published a blog on the measures it is taking in
> preparation for Kenya's 2022 election. Feel free to point out what more the
> platform can do.
> **
> *Today, we’re sharing an update on our work to help ensure a safe and
> secure General Election in Kenya on August 9. We’ve been preparing for the
> country’s 2022 election over the past year with the help of a dedicated
> team that’s working closely with election authorities and trusted partners
> in the country. Additionally, we’ve invested in people and technology to
> help reduce the spread of misinformation, detect and remove hate speech,
> improve digital literacy and help make political advertising more
> transparent.*
> *Read
> more: https://about.fb.com/news/2022/07/how-metas-preparing-for-kenyas-2022-general-election/?shareadraft=62d71a2bed000
> <https://about.fb.com/news/2022/07/how-metas-preparing-for-kenyas-2022-general-election/?shareadraft=62d71a2bed000>*
> Regards,
> *Victor Kapiyo*
> Partner | *Lawmark Partners LLP*
> *Suite No. 8, Centro House, Westlands, Nairobi | **Web: www.lawmark.co.ke
> <http://www.lawmark.co.ke> *
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Kelvin Kariuki
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Multimedia University of Kenya
Faculty of Computing and Information Technology
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