First Click: This map paints a bleak picture of post-election violence in the US

Ushahidi, a crisis tracking startup based in Nairobi, launched in 2008 after Kenya’s disputed presidential elections descended into violence. Since then, the nonprofit has used crowdsourced reports to track and map sexual harassment in Egypt, earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, and the Arab Spring protests across the Middle East. Now, Ushahidi has begun tracking reports of post-election violence in the US, where the election of Donald Trump has incited a wave of racist harassment. And the outlook is pretty bleak.

On Monday, Ushahidi announced that it has mapped more than 300 incidents of “violence, hate speech, and harassment” across the US over the past ten days, including 148 reports of hate speech or threats. The organization…

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