Paul Carsten, a Reuters Journalist has called out a Facebook page ‘Make Nigeria Worse Again’, which claimed that Atiku will give away parts of Borno to Boko Haram for a ceasefire.
The post from the Facebook page read;
However reacting to this, Paul Carsten who called out the Facebook page, disclosed that he almost believed the claims made on the page. He wrote;
Oh wow. I got a video ad on Facebook claiming @atiku plans to give away parts of Borno and oil (what oil?) to Boko Haram in exchange for a ceasefire.
… Amazing how many replies I got thinking I believe this. Also it’s interesting, if you try and report the ad to @facebook, they didn’t have an appropriate choice for the kind of content (they had things like nudity, hate speech, fraud, impostor account, etc) – but on another ad I could select “False News” and similar.
Oh wow. I got a video ad on Facebook claiming @atiku plans to give away parts of Borno and oil (what oil?) to Boko Haram in exchange for a ceasefire. https://t.co/Sv7yfuvLUU
— Paul Carsten (@PaulCarsten) January 9, 2019
This is coming barely few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed that fake news caused him a marital crisis.