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In Nigeria, what is fake news?

In Nigeria, what is fake news?

By Tonnie Iredia Many terms that appear simplistic to the ordinary person may in truth be quite difficult to define. In 1972, for example, two American scholars, Frank Dance and Carl Larson discovered from an extensive survey, 126 definitions for the term ‘communication’ – a term many would have thought they could define with ease. […]

Elections in Africa: Facebook reveals strategies to combat fake news

Elections in Africa: Facebook reveals strategies to combat fake news

By Juliet Umeh As countries in Africa prepare to hold elections soon, Social Media Platform, Facebook, has revealed some of the measures it is taking to ensure fairness and integrity of the elections as part of its contributions to the region. According to the platform’s Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections, Akua Gyekye, the measures provide […]

#EndSARS Fake News: Nigerians in Diaspora seek withdrawal of statements by the United Nations, US

#EndSARS Fake News: Nigerians in Diaspora seek withdrawal of statements by the United Nations, US

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), Ohio, United States, have called on the United Nation, United States, United Kingdom and other nations to withdraw their statements that appeared to taunt the Nigerian government over the Lekki tollgate shooting. With overwhelming evidence now rubbishing supposed massacre in Lagos State, the NDMG said it is logical […]

#EndSARS protesters, opposition using fake news to discredit military – NDF

#EndSARS protesters, opposition using fake news to discredit military – NDF

The National Democratic Front (NDF) says the #EndSARS protesters and opposition politicians are using fake news to discredit the Nigerian military. The NDF raised this alarm in a press statement signed by its Secretary-General Bolaji Abdulkadir on Friday. According to the group, the protesters are to be blamed for the growing spate of violence and attacks […]