Social Network Software (SNS) enabler for Fake News: Peace Education through Academic Libraries as Panacea.


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  • ALIYU YUSUF Department of Library and Information Science, Federal University of Lafia
  • 2BELLO YERIMA Federal College of Education, Yola
  • 3ABDULLATEEF DASOLAHUSSAIN 3Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin.


Fake news, Social media Software, emerging media, Peace education, Information Technology.


The paper introduced and dwelled on the application and implications of SNS especially relating to fake news. Fake news has been discovered to be spreading by individuals, while conventional and emerging media advocates use several SNS platforms. Fake news is misinformation about an individual, groups, institutions, religions, and tribes. Misinformation especially through SNS has wreaked immeasurable societal havoc. This study elucidated some of the importance and issues with SNS, its categories, users, impact, and role of libraries in peace education. The article finally made some suggestions and recommendations for peace from the suitable use of social SNS.