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Pope Francis targets 'fake news' in annual message Pope Francis targets 'fake news' in annual message
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  Pope Francis condemned the "sins of communication" and encouraged people to participate in a "journalism of peace"
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In his annual <a href="http://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-01/pope-world-communications-day-message-2018-truth-journalism-fake.html">World Communications Day message</a>, Pope Francis condemned so-called fake news, comparing manipulative false headlines to the cunning serpent in the Garden of Eden, as depicted in the Bible. In his annual <a href="http://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-01/pope-world-communications-day-message-2018-truth-journalism-fake.html">World Communications Day message</a>, Pope Francis condemned so-called fake news, comparing manipulative false headlines to the cunning serpent in the Garden of Eden, as depicted in the Bible.
In a  speech themed around truth, the Pope said the threat of fake news "thrives on the absence of healthy confrontation with other sources of information." In a  speech themed around truth, the Pope said the threat of fake news "thrives on the absence of healthy confrontation with other sources of information."
Having previously<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-media/pope-warns-media-over-sin-of-spreading-fake-news-smearing-politicians-idUSKBN13W1TU"> condemned fake news</a> and the "sins of communication," the Pope urged people to participate in a "journalism of peace." Having previously<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-media/pope-warns-media-over-sin-of-spreading-fake-news-smearing-politicians-idUSKBN13W1TU"> condemned fake news</a> and the "sins of communication," the Pope urged people to participate in a "journalism of peace."
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