Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Data and Tradition, on Friday, stated the violence that resulted from the hijack of the Finish SARS protest in Nigeria was brought on by faux information and disinformation.
Mohammed stated this throughout a stakeholders’ assembly with members of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) in Abuja.
He defined that faux information and disinformation unfold like wildfire on social media throughout the Finish SARS protests, thereby resulting in killings and vandalism in several states throughout Nigeria.
DAILY POST remembers that violence, looting and destruction occurred within the wake of the Finish SARS protest throughout Nigeria as some hoodlums attacked protesters who had been demanding an finish to police brutality in Lagos State.
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“The violence that resulted from the hijack of the Finish SARS protest was catalyzed by faux information and disinformation, which unfold like wildfire on social media,” Mohammed stated.
“And this didn’t come to us as a shock. Way back to 2017, we had been elevating the alarm on the dangers posed by faux information and disinformation.
“That 12 months, we devoted the Nationwide Council on Data to the difficulty of pretend information, hate speech and disinformation. The next 12 months, in 2018, we launched the nationwide marketing campaign towards faux information and disinformation, partnering with quite a few print and digital media organizations.”