Deweaponisation of Disinformation as Antidote to Instability of Democratic Institutions: Media’s Role in Effective Reporting
This study was carried out to determine the role of the media in the deweaponisation of disinformation to guarantee the stability and sustainability of democratic institutions in Nigeria. The researchers adopted a conceptual approach, relying on extant literature on democracy, democratic institutions, liberal media system, and disinformation. The researchers concluded that the progress and development of Nigeria is partly a function of stability in the nation’s democratic institutions, engendered through premium on accurate, relevant and transparent reporting as a corporate responsibility. The researchers recommended that the media should develop a blueprint that criminalises dis-information, outlaws the concept of “anonymity” and promotes transparent reporting.