The Federal Government Trains Officials To Identify And Combat Fake News

(m) at 27-07-2017 01:26PM (2 years ago)

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Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government has trained information officers to identify and tackle cases of fake news in the media. The minister said this at a workshop organized by the office of the national security adviser (ONSA) in collaboration with the Nigeria stability and reconciliation program (NSRP).
 The workshop was tagged: ‘Mainstream strategic communication across government for national security’. He said considering that technological advances have redefined the media landscape, the ministry is leveraging on various social media platforms to reach its audience, especially the youth.
 He said the ministry also developed short videos on government activities and share on our You-Tube channels which are operated by our information officers.
“It is relevant to mention that on 15 December 2016, we launched a federal government information application as part of strategic communications activities to bridge the communication gap and bring our people a click away from government,” he said.
“The resident information officers (RIOs) across MDAs generate contents which are analyzed and uploaded on the information APP on a daily basis.“Faced with the prevalence of fake news we took action by preparing information officers with the skills to identify and counter such fake news through engagement and counter narrative.

“Information officers are assigned to monitor both online and offline news media to identify such fake news and develop timely and credible counter narratives to respond to such fake news.”
 
Lai, who also heads the ministry of culture, further said the ministry’s mandate to manage the image, reputation and promote the culture of the people and government is centred on the information officers.

“Therefore, the role of information officers is to disseminate accurate and timely information about government policies, programmes and activities,” he added.

“This role ensures that our national image and message is communicated to audiences at home and abroad.”


Mykie010 (m) at 27-07-2017 01:34PM
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Whenever I see lie Mohammed, I don't bother to read cos I know he will be telling lies
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tegonwa (m) at 27-07-2017 01:50PM
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Huhu All The Rumours About PMB's State Of Health Must Have Led To This Latest Development.But Mr Lai, Remember The Many Fake Pieces Of News You Carried Against Goodluck Jona During 2015 Presidentia Race.Very Hopeless Combating Fake News Now.Iresponsibly Hopeless.
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ruthie (f) at 27-07-2017 04:17PM
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VERY GOOD..THIS IS FOR FREETHINKER N MYKIE101 SPREADING HATEFUL STORIES...LET  THEM BE CAREFUL OR ELSE FACE JAIL
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Haso112 (m) at 27-07-2017 04:57PM
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Quote from: ruthie on 27-07-2017 04:17PM
VERY GOOD..THIS IS FOR FREETHINKER N MYKIE101 SPREADING HATEFUL STORIES...LET  THEM BE CAREFUL OR ELSE FACE JAIL

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin E BE LIKE THOSE OFFICIALS NO DEY COME THIS KIND NEWS BLOG....!!!
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