Nigerian Govt Budgets N104m To Combat Fake News, Hate Speech, Others

source: worldtopnewsng
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The minister in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria had also stated that Nigeria had graduated from ordinary fake news to “deep” fake news which according to him was being used to wage war against the government and its officials. He had also said that at the beginning, purveyors of deep fake news were largely unknown online publications, adding that it was, however, unfortunate that otherwise reputable publications and some mainstream media had joined the bandwagon while adding that citizens found guilty would be sanctioned. Recently, the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC), a Commission under the ministry of information and culture had issued a circular to Television Stations across the country to avoid glorifying activities of bandits. In the budget which was analyzed by our correspondent, it was realized that N55,642,215 would be used for “Special enlightenment campaign on Government’s Programmes and policies, testimonial series to gauge impact of government policies on the citizenry.

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