Project Description: 

Educated Masquerade examines how ignorance fans fake news. It seems the most educated are the purveyors of misinformation in this age of instant messaging. These humans, masked behind a computer and the influence amassed from social media, were paid to tweet or openly support fake news as a political propaganda tool in Nigeria's recent election. The leftover fumed ethnic segregation and bias that traverse from online to offline, all which mostly started from just a tweet. An example of the herd mentality terrorist ideologies has gained amongst millennials in this age of technology and instant information dissemination.

Artist Statement:

Nelly Ating is a freelance reporter and doubles as a photojournalist reporting from the front lines of conflict zones in Nigeria. She's currently exploring conceptual work in extrapolating forgotten histories and forbidden topic in her immediate society.

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