Phone firms block 300,000 hate texts daily, says Ndemo

Information and Communications PS, Dr Bitange Ndemo. Photo/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Service providers use software to detect words deemed dangerous and filters them for scrutiny before they are blocked
  • Government moves to curb inflammatory remarks that could trigger unrest

Mobile telephone service providers block more than 300,000 text messages deemed to spread hatred daily, Information PS Bitange Ndemo said on Wednesday.

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