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…