Implications of Fake News for Nigeria’s Security

  • Olaolu Olaruku Olaimolu Department of Mass Communication Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria
  • Olusegun Hakeem Adebumiti Department of Mass Communication Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria

Abstract

This study is an examination of fake news and its implications for Nigeria’s security. The researchers used secondary sources of data. Data were collected from published and unpublished materials. The researchers argued that fake news is a threat to the good health and social wellbeing of Nigerians, democracy, political stability and can also cause violence and social unrest in the country. Thus, it was concluded that fake news is very harmful to Nigeria and people living in it. It was recommended that the Nigerian government should enact laws that would guard against fake news and strict sanctions should be placed on anyone found guilty

Author Biographies

Olaolu Olaruku Olaimolu, Department of Mass Communication Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria




Olusegun Hakeem Adebumiti, Department of Mass Communication Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria



Published
2022-07-06
How to Cite
OLAIMOLU, Olaolu Olaruku; ADEBUMITI, Olusegun Hakeem. Implications of Fake News for Nigeria’s Security. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 118-128, july 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/738>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2022.