Social Media Owners Should Be Able To Identify All Their Users To Combat Fake News – Festus Keyamo

The Nigerian Minister of Labor and Senior Adviser, Festus Keyamo, has expressed concern over the destructive impact of fake news on the unity and stability of Nigeria.                     Continue Reading>>>

Speaking at a media workshop organized by the Coalition for Good Governance and Economic Justice in Africa (CGGEJA) in Abuja on Monday, Keyamo stressed that fake news can destroy the fabric of a nation.

The workshop attracted members of the media, civil society organizations, and other media stakeholders and provided a forum for participants to exchange and share ideas.Continue Reading>>>

Keyamo, who was represented by his Special Adviser, Niyi Fatogun, argued in his speech that fake news has become a serious threat to Nigeria’s democracy, social cohesion, and national security.

 

“To kill fake news, it is important to kill fake accounts; fake news can destroy the fabric of a nation,” Keyamo said. He stressed that stakeholders must take responsibility to ensure that news on social networks is accurate, balanced, and ethical. “Social media owners should be able to identify all their users to combat fake news,” he added.

The country director of the coalition, John Mayaki, emphasized that the media must prioritize the social welfare and health of the country over personal goals.

According to him, journalists play an important role in shaping public opinion and promoting national unity

 

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