Social media misinformation stokes a worsening civil war in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed salutes members of the national defense forces during the inauguration ceremony of the new government in early October. Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

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As Tamu Shatallah walked past the inauguration stage draped in gold, his thoughts were on the deadly civil war that has plagued Ethiopia for nearly a year.

It’s a war “between brothers, between sisters,” Tamu said. A war that, as far as he can tell, has done nothing for his country.

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