Warm Southern Breeze

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Fake News And Peace

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Peace is possible only when truth is readily available. This is why Pope Francis has dedicated this World Communications Day to a reflection on the polarizing effect of fake news. False information creates and fuels division, bleeding its consequences into both personal and group behaviors. By contrast, a “journalism of peace” promotes ‎understanding and unites us around common values and goals. Maybe it’s time to stop clicking on inflammatory headlines and refuse to forward the stuff that riles up our indignation. Propaganda is hardly new. Opt for something truly novel: good news!

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