Saturday, April 6, 2019

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    Facebook partners Dubawa ‘to tackle fake news’

Facebook partners Dubawa ‘to tackle fake news’

Facebook has partnered with Dubawa, a fact-checking website, to help assess the accuracy of news and reduce the spread of misinformation.According to a statement released on Monday, the partnership is as a result of the recent launch of Facebook's "third-party fact-checking programme".The programme is designed to improve the quality of news people find on the platform, using feedback from the [...]

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    Court bars EFCC from arresting Fani-Kayode, Odumakin

Court bars EFCC from arresting Fani-Kayode, Odumakin

An Abuja federal high court has barred the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting or detaining Femi Fani-Kayode and Yinka Odumakin.Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation and Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, had filed a N20 million suit against the commission over their claim that the commission was plotting to arrest Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).EFCC had denied [...]

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    Fani-Kayode, Odumakin file N20m suit against EFCC

Fani-Kayode, Odumakin file N20m suit against EFCC

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation and Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, have filed a N20 million suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The commission had invited the duo over their social media posts that the anti-graft agency raided the house of Walter Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The agency had denied the claim and threatened them [...]

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    Soyinka on leaked tapes: Amaechi didn’t insult Buhari

Soyinka on leaked tapes: Amaechi didn’t insult Buhari

Wole Soyinka, literary scholar, made reference to the leaked tapes purportedly from Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, while speaking on fake news on Wednesday.Soyinka, who was a panelist at a conference on fake news organised by the BBC, said the minister did not insult President Muhammadu Buhari in the tapes as was insinuated.Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential [...]

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    Osinbajo: How fake news about strippers almost put me in trouble with my wife

Osinbajo: How fake news about strippers almost put me in trouble with my wife

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has narrated an experience he had with his wife Dolapo as a result of a fake news story about him.Speaking during a BBC world service conference on countering fake news, Osinbajo recalled how the said story nearly caused trouble between him and his wife.He recalled that a blog had posted a picture of him intertwined between two [...]

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    Moghalu: It’s fake news to portray Buhari and Atiku as only presidential candidates

Moghalu: It’s fake news to portray Buhari and Atiku as only presidential candidates

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has kicked against the "false narrative" that there are only two candidates for the presidential election.He said it is fake news to portray President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the two contenders for the February 16 poll.Moghalu made the remark on Wednesday while speaking at the fake [...]

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    Police propose fake news prohibition act

Police propose fake news prohibition act

The Nigeria police force has proposed a fake news prohibition act in the country.The police made the proposal on Wednesday during a conference on countering fake news organised by the BBC world service in Abuja.But some experts at the programme including Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, argued that rather than introduce a new law to fight fake news, existing ones should [...]

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    The consequence of the struggle for fake-news trophy by APC, PDP

The consequence of the struggle for fake-news trophy by APC, PDP

The APC and the PDP are at a fake-news race. It appears both parties are set on a single strategy of winning the February presidential election – through the audacious cross-firing of falsehood and lies.It will be prejudicial to say who is getting ahead of the other in this punitive race of fibbing. But the two parties are outdoing each [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Some govt officials condemn hate speech but sponsor attacks on their opponents

Shehu Sani: Some govt officials condemn hate speech but sponsor attacks on their opponents

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says some people in government are raising concerns about hate speech while they pay some media users to attack and defame others.In a Twitter post on Saturday, the senator, who did not mention names, said those people in government preach against hate speech and incitement yet keep an army of social media [...]

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    Who’s the pioneer of fake news in modern-day Nigeria?

Who’s the pioneer of fake news in modern-day Nigeria?

I agree –from top to bottom that fake news can cause what is called—national conflagration, but it is beyond Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the APC as a whole to complain and whine about fake news. They strategically and excellently sowed the seed of fake news and now that the harvest is coming to them in unstinted and bountiful fold, instead [...]

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    El-Rufai accuses Dunamis pastor of incitement, vows to sue him

El-Rufai accuses Dunamis pastor of incitement, vows to sue him

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he will sue Paul Enenche (pictured), senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), over an alleged incitement.El-Rufai said this on Thursday when Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, paid him a visit in Kaduna.Over 50 people including a traditional ruler were killed in a religious conflict in Kaduna in October.Reacting to the [...]

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    Lai: Fake news, hate speech are big threats to 2019 polls

Lai: Fake news, hate speech are big threats to 2019 polls

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says if left unchecked, hate speech and fake news will constitute big threats to the 2019 polls.Mohammed said this on Thursday while speaking at the 47th national council of information in Kaduna state.The minister said the media must lead the campaign against fake news and hate speech.“This issue transcends political party lines, religion, ethnicity, and [...]

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    El-Rufai: Being a governor is not an easy job… I feel like running away

El-Rufai: Being a governor is not an easy job… I feel like running away

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says it is not easy to preside over the affairs of many people.Speaking at an election summit organised by the Kaduna State Peace Commission, the governor said at times he feels like running away.He said he would accept defeat if he loses the 2019 governorship election, adding that he would be in a hurry [...]

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    Fake news credibility and source influence

Fake news credibility and source influence

Fake news has grown in an astronomic proportion. This is a major challenge of our ever involving technological advancement. Technological advancement as we know gave rise to information overload and unhealthy competition for a desire to be top news breaker. Many care less about the source. Professional laziness is now in the increase within the fourth estate of the realm [...]

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    Nigerian media unite to fight fake news ahead of 2019 elections

Nigerian media unite to fight fake news ahead of 2019 elections

Ahead of the 2019 elections, a coalition of news organisations in Nigeria is collaborating to combat misinformation, fake news and other factors that might have a negative impact on the polls.  The verification project will allow several newsrooms in Nigeria to work together to investigate claims and rumour circulating on social media and debunk them before they go viral.  The reporting will [...]

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    Group petitions DSS, police to arrest Fani-Kayode over ‘fake news’

Group petitions DSS, police to arrest Fani-Kayode over ‘fake news’

A political group has petitioned security agencies over an alleged spread of fake news by Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister.The group, known as Initiative to Save Democracy, called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Fani-Kayode.James Akinloye, president of the group, said he will drag Fani-Kayode to court.“There are laws in this country and if anyone thinks they [...]

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