So the Sarahah App is the latest trend across the world, with people engaging in anonymous conversation on different social media platforms. Well, experts don’t recommend it.
During the Morning Kiss with Adelle Onyango and Shaffie on Breakfast with the Stars, digital humanitarian Philip Ogola and Cellulant Group head of information security risk Bright Gameli explained the effects of using the app and the harm it can bring to people.
Bright said, “The situation can get really bad, I mean really bad. I’m not saying people shouldn’t use it, but the original idea for this app was basically for organisations to research and act as a glass door, but now it became a personal thing because people are asking personal questions, and it’s shocking that people you might think you know, you actually don’t even know them. People are actually conforming to this app and things can get really bad because there are social predators.”
Philip Ogola added, “I think this app gives you a false sense of anonymity. So people think they can talk about anything because no one will know who they are. But I would tell people to be very careful when using this app, because someone somewhere has that database and there is no privacy.”