EFFECT OF FAKE NEWS ON 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA

Moyosore Alade (PhD), Benjamin Ayeni

Abstract


Since fake news is a relatively recent phenomenon in the history of Nigerian elections, this research looked at how it affected the outcome of the country's 2023 presidential election. Studies have linked voting behavior and exposure to fake news using a small sample size; nevertheless, observational studies have not been able to demonstrate that false news truly influenced the outcome of the election. We need to experimentally modify voters' exposure to fake news in actual elections and see if they change their minds about casting a ballot after learning that the material was false to determine whether fake news actually influences voting behavior.


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Effect, Fake News, Presidential Election, Nigeria.

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