Noble laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said that “fake news” started by a Nigerian may cause a third world war.
Soyinka lamented that during the last Presidential election he was quoted as saying that it served former President, Goodluck Jonathan right for marrying an illiterate after he lost at the polls.
Soyinka disclosed this at a symposium in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said, “I’ve said this before that fake news may cause World War 3 and the fake news will be started by a Nigerian.”
“During the last Presidential election I was quoted as saying that it serves President Jonathan right for marrying an illiterate.
“Sometimes some people quote me as saying if you vote for a particular candidate, your mother is a goat or your father is a gorilla.