of Ovation International Magazine has knocked Nigerian bloggers over
what he described as their penchant for peddling “blatant falsehood”.
said what was published on the internet most times was misleading,
adding that the power of the internet was exaggerated and overrated in
Momodu, writing on the quest by youths to have a young person rule
Nigeria, wrote: “Everyone who is able to buy some data sees himself as
an omnipotent blogger who can install or bring down any government.
every blogger is a celebrity. I make it a habit to check the number of
followers they command and control. I check their tweets and scrutinise
with less than 50,000 followers claim to own the heavens and the earth
in a country with a population fast approaching 200 million.
sad thing is that those who should know better believe their influence
and begin to help the bloggers in peddling what is mostly drivel and
sometimes blatant falsehood
is worse, about 70 percent of the population is largely illiterate or
ill-lettered. Ignorance and poverty have also combined to render many of
some of this illiterate and ignorant population seize upon some of the
rubbish peddled by the bloggers, you can imagine the outcome.
and misleading information travels by the jungle express of rumour
mongering that Nigerians seem to have perfected into an art form.
the knowledge of the effect that they have, many bloggers have resorted
to uncouth language and brazen attacks on whosoever they disagree with.
No effort is made to persuade and convince.
Nigerian youths purge themselves of the arrogance associated with the
social media, the journey of liberation may be much longer than we think