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Social Media Health Report, December 15, 2020-January 15, 2021

This social media health report construes the monitoring conducted in the working days between the 15th of December 2020 through the 15th of January 2021. The Health Report is aimed at mainly assessing the key issues/grievances on social media, the overall dynamics of hate speech in the country, and what they mean for the socio-political development of Ethiopia.

The monitoring of this month includes the overall assessment of social media activities through the platform of Crowd tangle and Brandwatch. Key issues are determined based on the degree of interaction and the attention it received on social media.

Key issues of the month

  • Controversy between the Benshangul Gumuz and Amhara prosperity parties (December 15th)
  • The continued tension between Ethiopia and Sudan (December 16th)
  • A Twitter campaign with the hashtag #Plus178CandidatesBehindBars (December 18th).
  • A twitter campaign with the hashtag #StopAmharaGenocide
  • PM Abiy Ahmed had speaks with residents in Metekel, Benishangul Gumuz (December 22th)
  • The killings of Civilians in Benshangul Gumuz, Metekel (December 23rd)
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