The Federal Government, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that 476 websites have been created to publish fake news to discredit President Muhammadu Buhari and his government of ‘integrity’, Page 36 learnt.
The Minister of Information spoke on Monday, in Abuja, when he received Officials of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR.
He regretted that the latest fake publication was on President Muhammadu Buhari’s mental status.
His words: “Recently, we unveiled almost 476 publication sites that are dedicated to daily engaging in churning out fake news to fight the government.”
He added that the platforms claimed when President Buhari was in the United Kingdom, UK, the last time, that he was advised to step down because he could not recognise family members.
The Minister said that traducers know that people are gullible, and will make the fake news go viral.
He warned that unverified information is taking a new dimension, and threatening the existence of the country.
Lai Mohammed therefore, urged the NIPR to play its role and actively participate in the fight against fake news.
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