Govt To Recruit 1,000 New Social Media Volouteers To Combat Fake News

One thousand social media volunteers are said to be recruited the Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou

A statement from the Minister on January 16, 2023, stated that the project is to target the promotion of civic education, foster national integration, combat fake news, and reduce hate speech online.

According to the Minister, the recruitment of these volunteers is in enforcement of President Biya’s end-of-year speech in which he condemned incivility, fake news and the existence of moral decadence in the society.

Candidates interested must be Cameroonian origin, at most 18 years, and must not have spread fake news or hate speech, among other criteria.

Recently in Cameroon, social media as been flooded with varied opinions ranging from acts of violence on the Anglophone crisis and political.

But state media and related correspondents have often been accused of winding the truth or sharing only that which favors government side. So Cameroonians are looking forward to seeing what this changes and how these thousands effect the spread of ‘fake news’ in Cameroon’s internet space

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