NUJ Cautions Nigerians,Media Organisations For Sharing Fake News

– NUJ advised Nigerians, Media organizations to shun the sharing of fake videos

– It is our collective responsibility to defend the country

– The story was first published by that organization in 2018 and we are now in 2019

 

The Zone E Vice President of Nigerian Union of Journalist(NUJ), Mr Alhassan Yahaya has advised Nigerians to stop the sharing of fake videos and stories that could threaten the peace in the country.

Yahaya gave the advice in Gombe, following the recent trend of shared fake videos on social media.

As citizens we have to be proactive; we have to know that we are custodians of society. We have to be very factual in our operations as a people.

“ It is our collective responsibility to defend the country in anyway possible because fake videos and news will not do any good to any country,” he said.

Yahaya complained that just few days ago, a story was shared that a train was attacked on its way to Kaduna by bandits.

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He added that the story was first published by that organization in 2018 and we are now in 2019.

Yahaya said that sanctions should be meted out on any organisation that was misleading the society and trying to create confusion.

The issue is now very common and the NUJ is trying to scrutinise reputable online organisations with a view to adopting them as members of NUJ.

“But unfortunately, there are certain organization’organisation that some people thought they are reputable but are involved in sharing gory pictures and fake videos, stories and so on,’’ he said.

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