Fake News May cause 3rd World War, Says Soyinka

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Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that fake news may cause 3rd World War, The Nation reports.

Speaking at the ongoing conference on fake news, the erudite professor warned that fake news should be treated as a crime.

INEC representative, Festus Okoye, a National Commissioner, posited that fake news constitutes a danger to the forthcoming general elections and therefore stressed the need for the security operatives to be watchful.

Okoye also noted that the country has an army of angry people with different agenda. The way out, he said as a people, we should be able to draw a line between what to believe and what not to believe. On security, he urged them to be watchful and be proactive.
He also urged INEC as a commission to interact with people through regular press briefing so as to address issues as they come up so as not to create space for peddlers of fake news.

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