Ushahidi, a non-partisan, Africa-based company that creates open-source mapping products, has launched an online map that displays incidents of violence, hate speech, harassment, and protests in the United States since the election. Another similar map, the Harass Map, reports similar events and uses similar vetting, but links to reports of the incidents published in the media. The Harass Map, though, adds a real twist: stories of others helping victims of harassment, like the motorcycle club who rallied to the aid of a boy harassed because of his skin color.
- It has only been three weeks since Trump won the election, but in that time, harassment and hate-related incidents across the country have increased dramatically.
- To fight the outbreak of violence and intimidation, several organizations are tracking these incidents in digital maps in an effort to help call attention to the attacks.
- As tools like these bring more attention to incidents across the country, there’s also hope they can bring more attention to ways to help as well.
“Several organizations are tracking these incidents and sorting the data in an effort to help call attention to the attacks and hopefully put an end to them.”