NOA warns Social Media users against spreading fake news.

Written by on June 24, 2021

The National Orientation Agency has cautioned users of social media to thread with caution when spreading information from one source to another.

The Director-General of the agency, Garba Abari  made the appeal in Abuja at the opening session of a three-day workshop organised by Avant-Garde Interbiz Project, a Civil Society Organisation, yesterday.

The DG, who was represented by his Special Assistant, David Akoji, stated that fake news and hate speech had brought so much negativity to the security of the country.

He added that some of the religious leaders were now elevating their pulpits through sermonisation of hate speech rather than talking about love and unity.

He added that there was the need to change the narrative and allow peace to reign.

He, therefore, called on all to pursue issues of national interest, pointing out that Nigeria is greater than any individual or group, and must at all times override any self-centered interest.

Credit: Punch

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