IPOB: Guardian Nigeria Warns Social Media Users Against Propaganda Content
The Guardian Nigeria has advised Nigerians to be wary of propaganda content that is making round the social media over a while. This advise is coming after a fake media page bearing the name The Guardian Nigeria was cloned by some unscrupulous elements
In a disclaimer made by Guardian Newspaper on its official website, it refuted a fake publication which says; “Arrest Nnamdi Kanu And IPOB Now To avoid destruction In Nigeria – Tony Nnadi Tells Buhari Government”. Guardian Nigeria stated categorically that the news is fake and was never published in their platform.
The full text of the disclaimer reads;
The Guardian Nigeria has warned social media users to be wary of a Facebook page – The Guardian Nigerian Newspaper – passing itself as that of the newspaper.
The manipulators behind the page ride on the popularity and integrity of The Guardian Nigeria to perpetuate its agenda and as well post propaganda content against the Nigerian government.
A recent post on the fake page headlined “Arrest Nnamdi Kanu And IPOB Now To avoid destruction In Nigeria – Tony Nnadi Tells Buhari Government” has since been reported to Facebook by The Guardian and action has been taken already.
But unfortunately, the screenshots from the post are still being circulated by some people.
The Guardian Nigeria will like to emphatically state that it does not have any affiliation with the fake page and the post was never at any point published on its platform.
While the fake Facebook page is named Guardian Nigerian Newspaper, the authentic page is Guardian Nigeria with over 800,000 followers.
All the Guardian Nigeria social media pages – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – have been verified and have the blue verification badges.