Sponsored #FakeNews Sites Push Fake Photo Claiming “Sowore Arrest In USA”


Following the embarrassment of Sahara Reporter’s exposition on Nigerian senator Dino Melaye’s fake claims of graduation from several institutions, sponsored Fake News websites have begun spreading rumors of SaharaReporters publisher Omoyele Sowore’s supposed arrest for deportation in the United States.

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The fake news articles found in Discourse Nigeria, Abiyamo and other small platforms used a fake image of another man’s arrest in New York photoshopped crudely to be Sowore. The fake news also falsely claimed that Sowore, a bonafide American citizen was not one. See the real and doctored images below.