Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to tackle ‘fake news’

by | Oct 3, 2017 | News, Pope, Social

For the next World Day of Social Communications, Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to make a contribution to the mounting issue of “fake news,” in part by seeking to promote “professional journalism which always seeks the truth, and therefore a journalism of peace that promotes understanding between people.”

According to a statement released by the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, the message is directly linked to so-called fake news, “namely, baseless information that contributes to generating and nurturing a strong polarization of opinions.”

Given the fact that key internet companies, institutions and the world of politics all have begun to address the phenomenon, which involves “an often misleading distortion of facts, with possible repercussions at the level of individual and collective behavior,” the Church too, wants to contribute, the statement said.

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