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The disruptive impact of social media, fake news on Nigerian politics

PUBLISHED: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:23:56 GMT

While social media has many advantages, sometimes getting real-time news to help everyday citizens make informed decisions may come at a cost when the information is distorted from source to drive propaganda and influence political views. CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi caught up with Francis Jakpor, Program Manager, Election Fact-Checking Project, Paradigm Initiative and Tonye Bakare, Online editor, Guardian Newspapers to discuss how the media is impacting society.