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#BeyondFakeNews: Nigerian may start World War III through fake news – Soyinka

Victor Ogunyinka

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has warned that fake news could be so dangerous and it could lead to a world war, which might be started by a Nigerian.

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Professor Wole Soyinka

Professor Soyinka, speaking at the BBC News symposium in Abuja on the theme ‘Countering Fake News’ said he had been a victim of fake news himself ranging from being pronounced dead to having several quotes attributed to him.

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“I’ve said this before that fake news may cause World War III and the fake news will be started by a Nigerian.”

 

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