#LekkiMassacre: CNN report infodemic

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Research shows that CNN launches investigation into chaos and whatever would portray Africa and Middle East countries in bad light. Also, with its error in Iraq and Libya, CNN reports or investigations are not unquestionable.

CNN published an investigation it conducted on the Lekki Toll Gate on Wednesday.

The American news-based television channel’s investigation came after about 28 days after the incident.

This report seeks to investigate CNN’s investigation on the following premise;

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*Jeff Koinange a CNN journalist was reprimanded by the Nigerian government over a report where he accompanied masked MEND guerillas to a camp where they were holding a number of Filipino hostages.

The Nigerian government said it was staged. He was eventually fired for that act.

*September 4, 2002, CNN published a story with headline, “Iraq has tons of chemical weapons”.

Along with Fox News, CNN played a big role in convincing the world that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

*October 7, 2004, after the invasion of Iraq, CNN published another story with headline, “Report: No WMD stockpiles in Iraq”.

Experts at CNN did not conduct an investigation research in Iraq for the good of the country.

*December 2018, researchgate.com uploaded a publication titled, “The fall of Gaddafi through CNN and Fox News”. Excerpt from the introduction reads,

“Ignorance about the political and social processes in Libya lead the Fox and CNN audiences to accept, without prior or later questioning, the actions of NATO in Libya”.

Research shows that CNN launches investigation into chaos and whatever would portray Africa and Middle East countries in bad light.

Also, with its error in Iraq and Libya, CNN reports or investigations are not unquestionable.

The details of this report is quite revealing and shouldn’t be ignored.

Source: aledeh.com


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