The semi-official Vatican blog IlSismografo (November 5) has called the Youth Synod’s proposal that young people manage “certification systems for catholic sites” in order to counter the spread anti-Church fake news, “really stupid”.
In our days – IlSismografo points out – this would be “the best way to sow distrust, suspicion and disaffection with regard to the churches [sic!] and the faith”.
The blog asks which criteria the youthful experts should apply in order to figure out whether a site is “catholic” or “not catholic”.
It suggests that the Vatican and the national episcopates, can overcome fake news only with one effective tool: by producing a good, timely, courageous, and truthful journalism. [But so far they have only proven to be able to produce boring or liberal propaganda].
IlSismografo concludes, “Everything else is just a way to blame others and never take responsibility.”
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