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Fake news will lead to 3rd World War – Prof Soyinka

Fake news will lead to 3rd World War – Prof Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has said that fake news, which has become a threat to mankind, may result in a third World War.
Prof Soyinka, who is a panellist at BBC News ‘Countering Fake News’ symposium, said this in Abuja on Wednesday.
“I’ve said this before that fake news may cause World War 3 and the fake news will be started by a Nigerian,” he said.
The playwright said it was unfortunate that many false statements have been attributed to him.
“During the last presidential election, I was quoted as saying that it serves President (Goodluck) Jonathan right for marrying an illiterate.
“Sometimes some people quote me as saying if you vote for a particular candidate, your mother is a goat or your father is a gorilla,” he said.
Soyinka added that he saw his obituary many times in 2018 on social media causing many people to call his phone.

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