According to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s democracy is currently being threatened most by fake news, hate speech, and propaganda.
At the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation’s second “peace conference,” with the topic “Nation Building: The Role of Elections in a Multi-Ethnic Context,” Jonathan made this declaration on Tuesday.
During his speech at the event, the former president expressed his happiness at seeing young people interested in politics and global concerns.
But Jonathan stressed that offensive comments must be restrained.
Until now, we had always viewed guns as a threat to democracy. But the problem of misinformation, fake news, and hate speech is currently the biggest threat to democracy, he claimed.
“Anyone who supports this is a danger to democracy. Our youth should be aware that we should support moral behavior since it will result in fair elections.