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"Fake news" começaram com Eva e a serpente, sugere o Papa Francisco

God’s paternal command, meant for their good, is discredited by the seductive enticement of the enemy: ‘The woman saw that the tree was good to eat and pleasing to the eye and desirable’ (Gen 3:6). This biblical episode brings to light an essential element for our reflection: there is no such thing as harmless disinformation; on the contrary, trusting in falsehood can have dire consequences. Even a seemingly slight distortion of the truth can have dangerous effects.
O excerto acima é parte da "Message of his holiness pope Francis for world communications day" publicada pelo Vaticano dia 24/1 último. A mensagem papal é um verdadeiro tratado acerca das fake news nos dias de hoje e um chamado aos responsáveis pelo jornalismo mundial. Diz o Papa:
A journalism less concentrated on breaking news than on exploring the underlying causes of conflicts, in order to promote deeper understanding and contribute to their resolution by setting in place virtuous processes. A journalism committed to pointing out alternatives to the escalation of shouting matches and verbal violence.