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Fight fake news and seek for truth pope tells journalists

VATICAN (CNS): “At a time when many spread fake news, humility keeps you from peddling food spoiled by disinformation and invites you to offer the good bread of truth. The humble journalist is a free journalist: free from pressures, free from biases,” Pope Francis told members of the Foreign Press Association in Italy during an audience at the Vatican on May 18. He added that that such freedom also required courage.
 

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Pope urges media to fight fake news

VATICAN (CNS): Media must make sure their efforts focused are on “facts rather than fake news, objectivity rather than gossip, accurate research rather than sloppy headlines,” Pope Francis told a group of Catholic and Protestant journalists from Germany during an audience at the Vatican on April 4.
 
The delegation included representatives from the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference, the Evangelical Church in Germany and public service media.
 

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