The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday, stated that fake news will be the cause of the next World War,
He said this while making an appearance before the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, to defend his Ministry’s 2022 budget allocation.
Lai Mohammed stated that the means of receiving information has changed over the decades, noting that, 30 years ago, it was through television and radio sets, but now, people prefer to patronise the social media, where fake news is easily spread.
His words: “The people today, they do not read newspapers, and do not watch television, it is social media. And it is most expensive; the most unseen enemy, they are there every moment.
“I have always said here that the next World War will be caused by fake news.
“You can see even the US that used to pride itself on the freedom of the Press, is now questioning the role of the social media.”