- The prevalence of faux information in Nigeria has been made worse by unregulated content material posted on social media by ‘clout chasers’
- Kiki, a daughter to Nigerian vp, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was not too long ago on the receiving finish of faux information
- Tik Tok, a social media platform the place personalised quick movies are made has moved in opposition to a pretend information service provider
Tik Tok – The pretend story posted on Tik Tok by a content material creator with the identify @Realcharley22 has been flagged by the social media platform.
A verify on Tik Tok additionally exhibits that @Realcharley22’s account has been banned.
@Realcharley22, a Liberian Tik Tok content material creator had posted the pretend information (movies and photograph graphics) on social media that Kiki, the daughter of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was arrested in London.
The information sparked outrage amongst some Nigerians, lots of who reported the account till it was banned.
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An authoritative supply within the Presidential Villa had earlier confirmed that Kiki flew into Abuja along with her father (the vp) on Tuesday, October 15 when Osinbajo was getting back from the UN World Tourism Organisation’s Global Tourism Conference in Lagos.
The influencer had in a 1 minute, 22 seconds lengthy video, introduced that Kiki was on Wednesday, November 16 arrested by authorities within the United Kingdom in possession of big sums of cash.
But barely 24 hours after sharing the video, @Realcharley22 posted one other video recanting his earlier submit on the vp’s daughter.
In the 59-second lengthy video with over 400 views in lower than 2 hours of its launch, @Realcharley22 stated:
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“I need to apologize to Kiki Osinbajo as a result of she by no means acquired arrested. The story is just not true and my supply deceived me and took another person as Kiki.
“I need to make a disclaimer on the video I posted earlier, I’m so sorry, my followers and Kiki Osinbajo, she by no means acquired arrested. Kiki Osinbajo by no means acquired arrested, my inside supply took someone else for Kiki Osinbajo.
“Popular Nigerian blogger, Tunde Ednut simply confirmed on Instagram that it’s false, Kiki by no means acquired arrested. He requested me to take down the story and it’s confirmed that the story is fake.”
2023: FCI to companion with different businesses to fight pretend information
In a associated improvement, FactCheck Initiative has created a crew for a trigger that may contain partnering with the federal government and different businesses in different to have free, honest, and peaceable elections in Nigeria void of any type of violence in 2023.
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The predominant intention of the initiative will likely be to identify, study and reply to the impact caused by any misleading information ahead of the upcoming 2023 general elections in Nigeria
Legit.ng gathered that stopping pretend information and misinformation is the inspiration behind the venture.
2023: GUTS unveils plan, takes sensitization to youths, others
On its half, the Gina Unimke and Trisha Shine basis has launched an enormous plan forward of the 2023 common elections.
In its unveiling assertion issued in Abuja, the muse careworn the significance of participatory democracy and a reputable ballot come 2023.
The assertion signed by its media coordinator, Mr. Akuma Ukpo, stated 2023 was important for the future of the nation and all stakeholders should be dedicated to ensuring that the future of the country is guaranteed.