On Monday, the Minister stated that fake news will be the cause of the next world war.
Mohammed claimed this when defending his ministry’s budget for 2022 before the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics, and Values.
The Minister highlighted his concern with how information is distributed today, recalling that information was received 30 years ago via television and radio sets.
People nowadays choose to use social media, where phony news is easily transmitted, he complained.
In his words: “The people today, they don’t read newspapers, they don’t watch television — it’s social media. And it is most expensive; the most unseen enemy, they are there every moment.