Abuse of Social Media, A call for Caution, by Emmanuel Ajibulu

Social media is a term used to collectively describe a set of tools that foster interaction, discussion and community, allowing people to build relationships and share information among other things. Media is an instrument of communication, like a newspaper or a radio, television etc. Essentially social media would be a social instrument of communication. It is easy to confuse social media with social news because we often refer to members of the news as “the media.” Adding to the mix is the fact that a social news site is also…

Why Fake News Should Be Condemned In Nigeria By Emmanuel Ajibulu

It’s too soon to say whether Google’s, Twitter’s and Facebook’s attempts to clamp down on fake news will have a significant impact. But fabricated stories posing as serious journalism are not likely to go away as they have become a means for some writers to make money and potentially influence public opinion negatively. Even as Nigerians recognize that fake news causes confusion about current affairs and events, they continue to circulate it, regrettably so. Only yesterday (Friday December 8, 2017) the internet was awash with the purported news of organized protest in northern Nigeria…