Soyinka warns that fake news may start third World War

WorldStage Newsonline– Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has cautioned people across the world on predominance of fake news, which, according to him, has become a threat to mankind and may cause World War 3.

Soyinka raised the alarm today in Abuja where he featured as a panelist at BBC News‘ ‘Countering Fake News’ symposium.

He said, “I’ve said this before that fake news may cause World War 3 and the fake news will be started by a Nigerian.”

The playwright said it was unfortunate that many false statements have been attributed to him.

He added, “During the last Presidential election I was quoted as saying that it serves President 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.”

Soyinka said last year he saw his obituary many times on social media causing many people to call his phone.

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