Xenophobia on Social Media in South Africa
In the build up to the ‘Anti-Immigrant’ march in Pretoria towards the end of February, we decided to take a look at xenophobia on social media in South Africa.
This is a work in progress – we intend releasing our Xenophobia on Social Media Monitor shortly – this will provide a year by year view of xenophobia on social media in SA – from 2011-2016.
About The Citizen Research Centre
The Citizen Research Centre is an organisation dedicated to investigating our societies and providing accurate, meaningful data that can be used to effect change – through knowledge, understanding of ourselves and ‘the other’ and through policy.
We describe what we do as social research. This is research done in order to improve and expand on our knowledge of the world by providing decision makers in social policy and intervention projects with the best data possible.
We run primary face-to-face research – both quantitative and qualitative – in 54 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Click here for a list of countries in which we run face-to-face research.
We run analytic research on social media globally through our partnership with Crimson Hexagon, arguably the best social media analysis platform in the world. This and other reports are generated through mining and reporting on our social media data base, which currently holds almost 1 trillion pieces of social media data.
We are committed to providing research on Citizens, and also research for Citizens – that reflect their own views back to them through social media analytics.
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