FG raises alarm over use of ‘deep’ fake news to attack its officials

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FG raises alarm over use of ‘deep’ fake news to attack its officials

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The Federal Government has raised alarm over the use of what is called  “deep” fake news to attack it and its officials.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, raised the alarm in an interview with the NAN on Saturday, in Sal Island, Cape Verde.

Reports have it that the minister was in Sal Island for the 64th Conference of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) – Conference for Africa and the second edition of UNWTO Global Tourism Investment Forum.

Mohammed said fake news had worsened by becoming a weapon for naysayers to attack the government and its officials.

“As a matter of fact, Nigerians should know that we have graduated from ordinary fake news to ”deep” fake news. The danger of deep fake news is that it is difficult to differentiate fake news from real news.

“This is because purveyors of deep fake news would take a story, be it a video or a photograph and make it look real.

“They will take videos…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper