Tyotom Keghku (PhD), Smart Tarnaha Anwam (PhD), Abraham Ibi


This paper examines the profound influence of new media on the security situation in Nigeria. With the advent of new media platforms, the dissemination of information has become faster and more widespread than ever before. This paper explores the positive and negative influences of new media on security, including its potential for increasing awareness, facilitating citizen collaboration, and promoting government transparency. It also highlights the challenges posed by misinformation, spread of hate speech, and the use of new media for nefarious activities. This paper sheds light on the multifaceted impacts of new media on Nigeria's security landscape and offers valuable insights on how the negative influence of new media on security can be mitigated in Nigeria. This paper recommends, among others, for a communication strategy for national security; harnessing of the new media for national integration and unity; and the enhancement of citizen engagement and collaboration.


New media, Fake news, Disinformation, Misinformation, Security, Nigeria.

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