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August 16, 2018

The evils of fake news

  His Holiness, Pope Francis, in his message for this year’s World Communications Day, taking place today, has drawn attention to the evils of fake news and called for shared commitment to stemming its spread. Titled: “The truth will set you free (Jn 8: 32) Fake news and journalism for peace,” the Holy Father maintained that when we are faithful to God, communication becomes an effective expression of our responsible search for truth and our pursuit for goodness. Fake news has to do with false information based on nonexistent or distorted data, meant to deceive and manipulate the reader or…

INTERNET ADDICTION (1)

Since the mid 1990s, the Internet has had a revolutionary impact on culture and commerce, including the rise of near-instant communication by electronic mail, instant messaging, two-way interactive video calls, and the World Wide Web with its discussion for blogs, social networking and online shopping sites.   It has become a fun and useful tool for students, business people, homemakers and others to use for school, work and communication purposes, internet use is very enjoyable and productive for most people, but for some, internet usage can become a compulsive behavior that interferes with school work, daily life and relationships.  …