During an interview with Radio Nigeria, The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, stated that technological advancement is redefining broadcasting in the 21st century.
The statement was said to come after a thorough inspection of digital equipment displayed by manufacturers at the 2023 AFRICAST holding in Lagos.
The minister of information and national orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, went through every stand inspecting equipment displayed by various manufacturers.
The minister praised and thanked the efforts of the manufacturers to introduce the high level of technological innovation being introduced in the industry.
The minister ensured that President Bola Aed Tinubu’s government would like to lead from the front in introducing technology, especially in the public media houses.
Alhaji Mohammed Idris also urged the content creators to support the legislation in fighting misinformation, fake news and disinformation in the industry.
Fake news is spread in both ways, intentionally and unintentionally.
People use fake news to manipulate people or to run propaganda, and some people twist some actual news in a way by which they can cause harm.
Sometimes, fake news is shared further unintentionally when people think that it is a piece of true information.
There are different methods of spotting fake news, such as Considering the Source, Supporting Sources, Checking the Funding, Multiple Sources, Checking the Author, Checking the Date, checking your Biases, checking Comments thoroughly, and if you want to Repost, do it carefully.
Fake news makes the truth hard to find and can destroy someone’s life or career.
For instance, fake nude pictures of famous Nigerian radio personality and television host Toke Makinwa were released on the internet by some blackmailer, who blackmailed her for money, which destroyed her professional life for a significant time, but she regained her popularity when the photos were found out to be fake.
The event, which was meant to end on Thursday, brought together content creators and manufacturers from over thirty countries.
The Director General National Broadcasting Commission, Mr Charles Ebuebu, welcomed all participants to the event.
And ensured that the commission will put its full efforts into ensuring Nigeria switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting soon.