“And DJ Switch’s numbers cascaded from 78 dead to 15 to 7!

“Even an international broadcaster like CNN was misled by fake news and disinformation.

“But CNN has itself to blame for relying on unauthenticated videos which it took from social media

“Now, CNN is seeking to save face by trying to clarify its report, which was not only inaccurate but failed the simple test of balance and fairness,” he said.

The minister recalled that the government had petitioned CNN, asking it to use its own internal mechanism to probe its so-called investigative report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident.