The Federal Government says it has uncovered about 476 online publication sites dedicated to daily churning out of fake news to fight the government.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Monday , May 17, in Abuja when he received officials of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations on a courtesy visit.
According to him, “It will amaze you that recently we unveiled almost 476 online publication sites that are dedicated to daily engaging in churning out fake news to fight the government.
The latest which I found ridiculous is the one that said days ago, that they had information that when Mr President was in the UK the last time, he was advised to step down because he could not even recognise members of his immediate family.
I begin to wonder how they can go this far, simply because they know that people are gullible and they will make the fake news to go viral.”