Kenyan hate speech chatbot gets global recognition

Build Up, a Kenyan tech start-up that works to fight online hate speech led by Caleb Gichuhi has been nominated for the 2023 Global Pluralism Award.

Build Up emerged at the top ten from among 200 applications across 60 countries for its unique approach to addressing hate speech and polarization.

Build Up partners with peacebuilding organizations around the world to design and implement technology-based solutions to conflict.

Among its creations are a chatbot that fights online misinformation. It has helped deliver voter education via WhatsApp bot to remote communities. 

Mr Gichuhi, being from Kenya, has worked with different peace actors across Africa to respond to violent conflict applying digital tools. He has skills in social media monitoring, data and network analysis and community building.

At Build Up, Caleb supports digital conflict programs, social media analysis and depolarization projects. He also dedicates time to support community-based organizations to develop infographics and data visualizations on development issues.

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