Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has urged Social Media handlers in the state to avoid promoting Fake News saying it is capable of destroying the long existing peace of the country.
The Governor made the call at the Government House Council Chamber, Gusau.
Governor Matawalle said there was need for handlers of Social Media in the state to stop promoting Fake News on their news feeds because it causes serious damage to the state and the country.
He said most of the people using social media especially youths, need to use it positively to promote peace and unity among the people of the state.
Governor Matawalle said Social Media was now one of the major sources of news but that its major problem is that unpatriotic citizens are using it negatively to fabricate lies and promote disunity among people of the state and nation instead of promoting unity and economic prosperity.