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Presidency urges Nigerians to restrain from fake news on social media

By Oluwaseun Sonde

Presidency has urged Nigerians to be discriminatory about what they accept as credible information, and restrain themselves from sharing what they have not authenticated as genuine, particularly from the social media.

In a press release by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Monday, on an unfounded information making rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to travel to the United Kingdom for 20 days, and from there proceed to Saudi Arabia, and then Austria. “It’s fake, it is nothing but falsehood from mischievous minds.

Purveyors of fake and concocted information are currently on overdrive, that is how we can all collectively beat the malevolent minds at their pernicious games”, he added. He said members of the First Family, Ministers, top government officials, the military, and other key institutions, are equally objects of this orchestrated falsehood, coming from enemies of national cohesion.

“Nigerians are urged to be careful what they consume as news, and also share with others, particularly from the social media”, he said.

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