"In his explanation of the term, Pope Francissaid that fake news is based on "non-existent or distorted" data" which, mimicking real news, is meant to manipulate or deceive the reader in order to advance "political decisions" and serve "economic interests".
Pope Francis has criticised fake news, saying it is spawned from the devil and comparing it to the snake in the Garden of Eden.
"The effectiveness of fake news is primarily due to their mimetic nature, ie the ability to appear plausible", he said in a document entitled, 'The truth will make you free'.
The pope reminded reporters on the plane that on the first day of his trip to Chile he had expressed his "pain and shame" for the rape and molestation of children by priests and later met with two victims.
Pope Francis gives a weekly general audience in St Peter's square, on January 24, 2018 in Vatican.
The document was issued after months of debate on how much fake news may have influenced the 2016 USA presidential campaign and President Donald Trump's election.
The pope has also complained in the past about one-sided reporting of the church which he has referred to as the "sins of the media: disinformation, slander and defamation".
This prompted some of Karadima's victims to hold a press conference where they said it was "offensive and unacceptable to say that we need to provide concrete evidence". In present day, according to the Pope's message the fast digital world helps fuel the spread of "fake news" - which he defines as "the spreading of disinformation on line or in the traditional media".
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When the protest intensified the Arab MPs were forcibly removed from the Israeli parliament with the help of security staff. Regarding Trump's decision on Jerusalem, Karmi said "we must not think about the U.S.in this context".
He called for "education for truth" that would help people discern, evaluate and understand news in order to recognise the "sly and risky form of seduction that worms its way into the heart with false and alluring arguments".
He never faced criminal prosecution in Chile as too much time had passed, but the judge who heard victims' testimony in a year-long investigation described them as "truthful and reliable".
"Informing others means forming others; it means being in touch with people's lives", he continued.
In a curious coincidence, the pope's message has come out contemporaneously with new studiesrevealing the depths of mainstream media bias in the United States and elsewhere. A journalist is therefore tasked, he said, with "ensuring the accuracy of sources" and promoting "goodness, generating trust, and opening the way to communion and peace". He decried the use of "falsehoods, rhetorical slogans, and sensational headlines" to suit partisan purposes, and said that conscientious journalists should pursue an "education for truth". 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.
Meanwhile, Snapchat has reported lower-than-expected 178 million daily active users in the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. What should be stressed about the new feature is that is that only certain Snapchat stories are shareable outside of the app .
A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized Monday morning after a shooting was reported at a school in the Ellis County town of Italy. The Ellis County Sheriff's Office tweeted , "The kids are being moved, under guard to the dome as the investigation continues".
Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year. Gallup's poll found countries across the world seem most confident in Germany, which scored a 41 percent approval rating.
One Democratic senator, Robert Menendez, said he believes Brownback will also focus only on protecting Christian minorities. During a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in October, Brownback refused to answer Sen.
More than 10,000 people have been killed by coalition airstrikes and by fighting on the ground, Reuters said. Only in the third financial quarter of 2017, German arms sale to Saudi Arabia accounted for US$550 million.
It comes as North and South Korea prepare to march under a joint unification flag at next month's Winter Olympics. The announcement said all Koreans should "promote contact, travel, cooperation between North and South Korea".
The New York City event will take place on February 2 and 3, while the San Francisco event will take place on March 2, 3, and 4. All will launch on April 20th, the company has announced, though United Kingdom pricing has not yet been confirmed.
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I got used to everything. "You never know with her because she has insane good shots sometimes and also the serve". Halep will face Angelique Kerber in the last four after the German thrashed Madison Keys 6-1 6-2 in 51 minutes.
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The group now projects GDP will increase by 2.7 percent in 2018 and by 2.5 percent in 2019. The region continues to account for over half of world growth.
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The operation also includes airstrikes on the district, threatening to create another humanitarian disaster in the region. Russian Federation pulled back troops that had been deployed near Afrin after it was briefed on the operation by Turkey.
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