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Disinformation and Social Media Regulation – The Nigerian Experience

In August 2014, when the first case of Ebola virus was reported in Nigeria, a lot of people embraced myths and false information in a bid to tackle the deadly disease. Among the false ‘experimental therapies’ that were spreading like wildfire was the belief that drinking and bathing in water saturated with salt would cure the Ebola virus. Consequently, many people were hospitalised with itchy skin, rashes and high blood pressure, and some even lost their lives.

Guest Article – Nigeria’s Borno Governor Must Focus on Economic Development and Education to Battle Boko Haram

Above: Men gather during a mass burial at Zabarmari, in the Jere local government area of Borno State, in northeast Nigeria, on Nov. 29 after a militant attack. (Credit: Ahmed Kingimi/Reuters) 8 December 2020 The following opinion piece has been written by a guest author. The views expressed in it do not necessarily reflect those…
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