Tuesday, January 31, 2023

African Social Media Mostly Indifferent or Negative Towards Russia

The South African Institute of International Affairs published on 11 November 2022 a survey titled "African Social Media Indicates Indifference Towards Russia." 

The Institute analyzed social media data from Twitter in thirteen African countries from February to October 2022.  Although were was some positive reaction to Russia in South Africa and Mali, the populations in the other eleven countries were generally indifferent or negative towards Russia.  The Russia-Ukraine war was a key driver of anti-Russia attitudes.