#putsouthafricansfirst: Spreading hate speech, inciting violence, breaking the law

The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change, based at UCT, submitted a series of tweets which included #putsouthafricansfirst to Real411 for assessment. Real411 is affiliated to Media Monitoring Africa and enables the public to report disinformation, hate speech, incitement to violence and harassment of the media. The findings have thrown light on what constitutes hate speech and incitement to violence on social media – and shown that some accounts are breaking the law with impunity and sowing social discord in full view.