Pope Francis Takes Stand Towards Fake News

Myself am an aspiring journalist and from my experiences in the classroom, Pope Francis’ prayer is saying what needs to be said about Fake News. We are constantly in the visual presence of fake news stories shared across several social media platforms. Journalists have the power to inform the people and give them the truth. Why wouldn’t we raise questions to superficiality? Journalists are a voice for the people. Pope Francis’ prayer executes directly of what a journalist should do. Fake news is “the venom of our judgements”. Fake stories may be published but the writers involved are not journalists or writers, they are manipulators of the facts. Journalist do not target anything, topic, or person using their own opinions but instead use different sides of the story to inform. This is the role of journalists.

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