Nigeria Government Worried About Fake News

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Nigeria’s government is concerned about fake news and hate speech being spread via social media in the run-up to elections next year, Tolu Ogunlesi, who is in charge of President Muhammadu Buhari’s social media and digital strategy, has told the BBC. The information ministry had embarked on a campaign to “sensitise” people to ensure that social media was not used to incite violence in a country where “there are just so many possible nodes of conflict”, he added. Militant Islamists have waged an insurgency since 2009 in NigeriaImage caption: Militant Islamists have waged an insurgency since 2009 in Nigeria

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