- Jan 18, 2020
Sri Lanka’s government will introduce laws to curb hate speech and false news that threaten ethnic reconciliation and national security, in the aftermath of Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people.
After paying a brief visit to Mother Teresa’s shrine shortly after landing in Skopje Tuesday, Pope Francis hit out at fake news during his homily, saying the spread of disinformation makes people prisoners to disgrace.
Filipinos working in the Church’s social communication ministry need a lot of prayer and a “sense of mission” to be able “to combat fake news” and work for peace, a gathering in Davao City was told this week.
All dictatorships begin the same way: Media outlets are put in the hands of “unscrupulous” people who spread lies and weaken democracy, Pope Francis said.
A new book about ‘fake news’ and Pope Francis is highlighted.