The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that it will not trample on people’s rights and press freedom in the fight against fake news and disinformation in the country.
The minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, calling Nigerians always to promote the truth and integrity.
The Minister further explained that there are people who are using so many platforms to provide credible information, adding that such is desirable and should be emulated, pleading to Nigerians to collectively fight against fake news without necessarily trampling on the rights of the people, free press and freedom of information.
“Fake news should be condemned in all its ramifications. I have said that it is important for all of us to be careful in how we navigate these waters. We know that we don’t want fake news,” he said.