KOKU ANYIDOHO WARNS GHANAIANS AGAINST FAKE NEWS
Founder & CEO, Atta-Mills Institute at Atta Mills Institute, Samuel Koku Anyidoho has expressed his displeasure with the spread of fake news in the country ahead of the December polls.
He has, therefore, urged the public to ensure that they verify information on the various social media platforms so as not to be fed with fake news.
In a bid to stem the tide against the spread of fake news, Koku Anyidoho has advised mainstream media to ensure their platforms are not used to circulate falsehood and misinformation.
“I want to urge mainstream media to help stem this tide by ensuring that person with tendencies to pronounce untruth and exaggerations are not given access to platforms that enables them to further spread this falsehood and misinformation,” Koku Anyidoho told Kwaku Dawuro on ‘Anopa Nkomo’ Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
Koku Anyidoho called on the media to be exceptionally circumspect in the final week and not just give any bare allegation airtime and print space.
He said if the media bought into the fake news, “you will end up being pawns in the hands of local and international elements that want to negatively affect Ghana’s democracy and elections”.
Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2021