Insecurity Insight looks at social media from an aid security perspective. We examine social media to identify when it is used to incite violence against aid providers or spreads false information that can be used to incite violence. During the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ebola outbreak, health providers have been particularly affected. In some conflicts, such as Cameroon, aid efforts are often politicised on social media.
Understanding the changing security context is important for duty of care for staff and access to beneficiaries.
To find out what people are saying in the DRC and how aid providers are portrait on social media in Cameroon – read our Social Media Monitoring Bulletin.
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Our monitoring highlights the critical necessity of sustained community engagement. Use our 15-min guide for guidance on how to gain the acceptance of community members and non-state armed groups. Find out more.