Beyond Misinformation: Survival Alternatives for Nigerian Media in the “Post-Truth” Era
One pillar of democracy is freedom of speech and information which often times features trusted media sources to promote both. Nigerian media was accused of spreading misinformation and hoaxes to a trusting public. The introduction of social media became known as the “post-truth” era where disinformation and half-truths were distributed to a larger audience and more frequently than ever before. This paper examines how a community of journalists and a community of media users in Nigeria perceive the post-truth era and identifies how media can be better positioned for their democratic roles at a time when people are rising against fact and truth.