Fake News On Social Media Has Become A Cancer, Says Minister Of Information
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says fake news on social media, if not tackled, can cause great damage to the world.
“The mix of fake news using social media platforms has now become a cancer that if the world does not take time, it will destroy the world,” the minister said during an interview on Channels Television’s News Night which aired on Monday.
While noting that he has always been at the forefront of the fight against fake news, the minister reiterated his stance that “the next war will be caused by fake news,” calling for collaboration among stakeholders to tackle the menace.
“If we do not take the issue of fake news, social media seriously, it will be at our own peril,” the 69-year-old old noted.