Media organisations have been suggested by the Minister of Data and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to arrange particular desks for fact-checking to curb faux information.
The Minister who hosted the editorial board of the Guardian Newspaper on a courtesy go to yesterday Could 25, urged media organisations in Nigeria to take his suggestion significantly as it is going to assist residents separate truth from fiction.
Revealing that his workplace had acquired appeals from involved Nigerians asking the federal authorities to do one thing to stem the rising wave of pretend information and misinformation, Mohammed maintained that the media has an obligation to get its details proper and be sure that charlatans and hackers don’t dominate the media area, as it’s more and more changing into the case within the nation.
“It’s stated that for the media to have the ability to play its function, which is to tell, criticise and stimulate debate, it should take duty for no matter it sends out. In different phrases, it should get its details proper. However can we are saying at the moment that almost all of what we learn, hear and watch within the information are factual?”
The Minister concluded by saying that the problem of pretend information and misinformation was not simply concerning the authorities alone as some have insinuated, noting that houses have been ruined and that many individuals have been pushed into melancholy with faux information and misinformation.