War on Fake News Masks Real Target: Alternative Media

08.12.2016 • Tech

By Kris Sayce – Port Philips Insider (Australia) –

An interesting insight from the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The Financial Times reports:

‘The Pope has warned of the dangers of the spread of fake news and half truths, comparing the media’s desire to create scandal with the sickness of having an obsession with faeces.’

We wouldn’t say this, but some may: When it comes to ‘fake news and half-truths,’ even the most devoted worshipper would have to admit that holy texts contain more than a few whoppers that most would agree could never have happened.

But hey, organised religion has a product and a narrative to sell, just like the rest of us. So good luck to them. Even so, we’ll call out hypocrisy when we see it…


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