Proposal to curb fake news on social media in Nigeria

What to do…

The Problem

  1. Actors: Who’s who in these videos?
  2. Context: What exactly is happening?
  3. Trust: Can I trust this bit of information?
  4. Verification: Where/How do I verify what this bit of news/media?

My Proposal

  1. Favour eyewitness accounts with photo or video evidence
  2. Mass adoption of evidence or news (the more people that corroborate, the higher the likelihood that it’s true)
  3. Posters can only interact with their social media platforms older than a certain date. To prevent fake accounts and spamming
  1. Easily and quickly identify fake news and stop their spread
  2. Provide source of verified news that regular people can have confidence in
  3. Make it impossible/difficult for governments and whatever powers that be to suppress certain news
  4. Ultimately, serve as evidence that can be admissible in court and used for defense and or prosecution.
  5. Get people heard who don’t have large followings on social media.

Resources and Ongoing Research…

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