Social media regulation not a remedy for fake news
The Nigerian Government's insistent to rein in the danger of fake news is back at the front burner of national debate in Africa's most populous nation with social media blamed for the rise in misinformation during the #EndSARS protests against police brutality. The #EndSARS campaign, which resurfaced on Twitter in October, eventually ended on the…
FG wants CNN, DJ Switch sanctioned for alleged fake news
Federal Government, yesterday, called for sanction against international news station, Cable News Network (CNN) and Nigerian exile, DJ Switch, for allegedly promoting fake news on the Lekki EndSARS
Group condemns Amnesty International on fake news
...gives 7-day ultimatum to quit Nigeria International human rights group, Amnesty International, has been given seven days to leave Nigeria for peddling fake news which almost plunged the country into anarchy during and after the EndSARS protests. The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) gave this ultimatum at a press conference on Wednesday in…
FG seeks support of lawmakers in tackling fake news
The Federal Government has solicited the support of the National Assembly in formulating a national policy on use of social media to control fake news and misinformation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the request in Abuja while defending the 2021 budget proposal of the Information sector of his ministry. Mohammed,…
Pogba's slams France retirement rumours as 'fake news'
Manchester United's Paul Pogba said on Monday reports claiming he had retired from international duty in protest against French President Emmanuel Macron's comments about radical Islam were "fake news".
Africa’s twin battles: Covid-19 and fake news
Just under four months after Africa recorded its first coronavirus case, the number of confirmed cases has reached more than 250,000. Although this number is far lower than what we’ve seen...
Africa’s twin battles: COVID-19 and fake news
Just under four months after Africa recorded its first coronavirus case, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached more than 250,000. Although this number is far lower than what we’ve seen in Europe, the US and Asia, the World Health Organization says that the pandemic is gaining ground in Africa. The agency says…
NMA, NIPRD caution against fake news in COVID-19 fight
Medical experts have cautioned against peddling of fake news in the fight to contain COVID-19, insisting that fake news could derail efforts to terminate the pandemic.
Ganduje signs new regulations on COVID-19 targeting fake news
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday announced the enforcement of new regulations guiding activities of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and public engagement in Kano.