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Year 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, 30 - 37, 01.07.2022
https://doi.org/10.16918/jblu.984454

Abstract

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Combating the Menace of Fake News and Hoaxes in Nigeria for National Security: Intervention of the Information professionals

Year 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, 30 - 37, 01.07.2022
https://doi.org/10.16918/jblu.984454

Abstract

Misinformation and disinformation, popularly known as ‘fake news’ have assumed a disturbing dimension in recent times. Its damaging implications cut across every fiber of a people’s communal life; from politics to religion, from business to social life. Perhaps, the most pronounced area of concern over fake news, particularly in Nigeria is national security, which unarguably is, the greatest challenge of the country at the moment. National security is a sine qua non for economic development and the total wellbeing of a nation. This paper therefore adopted a conceptual framework to basically examine the implications of the menace of fake news for national security. Effort was made to x-ray the conceptual overview and historical evolution of fake news, the strategies for curbing fake news as a way of promoting national security and consequently national economic development. Tips on how to identify fake news were equally suggested. The paper submitted that, fake news is fueling electoral violence, ethno-religious conflicts, leadership mistrust, jungle justice, among others. Consequently, the paper recommends that, efforts must be made by all relevant stakeholders to ensure that Nigerians are sensitize to understand the dangers posed by fake news as it threatens not only the peace and security, but the very corporate existence of the country.

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  • Adeleke, D. I. (2016). Nigeria has always had fake news problem, but why have we decided not to talk about it? Available at www.venturesafrica.com. Accessed 24/6/2019.
  • Alawode, W., Olorede, J. O. & Azeez, L. D. (2018). Fake news and public perception of Nigerian’s online media: implications for national security. A paper presented at the 1st national conference of the academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Federal Polytechnic Offa, held
  • Aldawairi, M. & Alwahedi, A. (2018). Detecting fake news in social media networks. Procedia Computer Science.141. 215-22. Available at https:doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2018.10.171. Accessed 19/9/2019.
  • Denise, E. A. (2018). Information literacy and libraries in the age of fake news. California, Libraries Unlimited. Available at www.abc-clio.com Global Peace Index (2019). Nigeria is one of the least peaceful places on earth. Available at www.saharareporters.com. Accessed 25/6/2019.
  • McGonagle, T. (2017). “Fake News: false fears or real concerns? Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights.
  • Mohammed, L. (2018). Fake news, hate speech, threat to national security. Available at htpps://punchng.com. Accessed 24/6/2019.
  • Mosseri, A. (2017). Working to stop misinformation and false news. Available at www.facebook.com. Accessed 2/6/2019.
  • News Wires (2019). Fake news driving ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria. Available at www.france24.com Oderinu, K. H., Zubair, O. J. & Bakare, L. A. (2019).
  • Ogbette, A. S., Idam, M. O., Kareem, A. O. & Ogbette, D. N. (2019). Fake news in Nigeria: causes, effects and management. Information and Knowledge Management, 9(2). Available at http://www.researchgate.net. Accessed 26/6/2019.
  • Okigba, E. (2018). 2019 polls: BBC raises concern over fake news. Available at www.vanguardngr.com. Accessed 25/6/2019.
  • Oloyede, D. B. & Esimokha, G. A. (2018). The roles and challenges of the Nigerian media in promoting national security. A paper presented at the 16th Annual National Conference of the School of Business Studies, The Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. Held from 5th – 8th June, 2018.
  • Posetti, J. & Matthews, A. (2018). A short guide to the history of ‘fake news’ and disinformation. Available at www.icfg.org. Accessed 24/6/2019
  • Salami, J. N., Adeyemo, S. B. & Olawoyin (2018). The challenges of insecurity on the peaceful conduct of 2019 election in Nigeria. A paper presented at the 1st national conference of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Federal Polytechnic Offa.
  • Siddiki, G. (2019). South east will boil any moment from now because of their stubbornness. Available at www.akelicious.net accessed 29/6/2019
  • Standage, T. (2017). The true history of fake news. The Economist. Available on https://www.1843magazine.com. Accessed 26/6/2019. UN, OSEE, OAS & ACHPR (2017). Joint declaration on freedom of expression and fake news, disinformation and propaganda.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Information Science and Library Science
Journal Section Regular Papers
Authors

Modupe ABOYADE> (Primary Author)
LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Nigeria

Early Pub Date July 1, 2022
Publication Date July 1, 2022
Published in Issue Year 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1

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APA Aboyade, M. (2022). Combating the Menace of Fake News and Hoaxes in Nigeria for National Security: Intervention of the Information professionals . Journal of Balkan Libraries Union , 9 (1) , 30-37 . DOI: 10.16918/jblu.984454