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World Press Day: Buhari flays purveyors of fake news

ABUJA—As Nigeria yesterday joined the rest of the world to mark the World Press Freedom Day, WPFD, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari, said yesterday that Nigeria had an unhealthy dose of disinformation, fake news, hate news, disseminated by people who use media platforms, particularly the digital variant.

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COVID-19 and social media

By Adewale Kupoluyi THE danger brought to mankind with the spread of the deadly coronavirus may be aggravated unless a deliberate effort is made to stop the ongoing panic, misinformation and social media abuse. What we now have scattered around are news headlines circulating on social media regarding the viral outbreak, which can be described
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IPC seeks parley on ways to combat rising tide of fake news, disinformation

As media stakeholders and freedom of expression activists engage in various discourse on May 3, to commemorate this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), the International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos has joined in calling attention to the need for deliberate ways to combat the rising tide of fake news and disinformation as well as growing threats to journalists in reporting democratic development and elections.

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