Early Warning System in Myanmar
The expansion of social media in Myanmar has led to an increase of rumors that propagate inter-communal violence. Our partner, the Center for Diversity and National Harmony (CDNH) has developed an Early Warning Early Response (EWER) system to monitor incidents — including rumors — associated with communal tensions.
JustPeace Labs, contributing to the BuildUp Fellowship program, built a custom app for EWER to enable their local network of community monitors to report and verify rumors related to communal tensions. In response to their reports, CDNH will verify or debunk rumors and provide those updates back to the local networks, who can in turn disseminate accurate information among their communities.