Posts Tagged ‘Fake news’

Mislabeled  photo shows Pope Benedict, not Pope Francis 

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Some users on social media are claiming a photograph shows Pope Francis  wearing designer clothing. The image is incorrectly captioned: the photograph from 2007  shows  his predecessor  , Pope Benedict, in a white and golden  outfit  wearing red loafers. Related Posts:Angry Benedict: There is only one PopePope Francis congratulates retired former Pope BenedictPope post is a Read more

Dad ‘Literally Saved Christianity’ – Eric Trump

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Eric Trump has added a new fake achievement to his dad’s collection. He claimed during a radio interview in North Dakota last week that his father, President Donald Trump, “literally saved Christianity.” Read more  Related Posts:Member of Osama bin Laden’s family a Trump fanWhite evangelicals support Trump, Catholics splitBiden attends church: Trump goes golfingTrump’s lawyer Read more

New Zealand Bishops the victims of fake news

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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New Zealand Catholic bishops have condemned a fake news statement circulated online claiming they had endorsed the New Conservative Party. They say they are seriously concerned about claims they are urging Catholics to vote for the party. The bishops have reported the false statement to the Electoral Commission and told all parishes and the New Read more

Church in Brazil fights fake news during pandemic

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

The Catholic Church in Brazil is currently fighting both fake news and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During the pandemic lockdown, fake news on the internet seems to have intensified in Brazil. Much of it is directed against the Church, often by people who claim to be Catholic. One event that triggered a new wave of Read more

Bishops take aim at Facebook, Google and Twitter

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Australia’s Catholic bishops say tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter put profits before people. In their view, the companies should be fined for spreading fake news and offensive content. The conference points out that social media platforms’ core business is to sell advertising and maximise profits. The bishops want greater regulation of digital platforms Read more

Fake news of church attacks after Christchurch massacre

Monday, March 25th, 2019

After 50 people were murdered in a deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, it didn’t take long for fake news to start popping up online. Some social media users shared misleading videos allegedly showing attacks on churches and mass conversions to Islam. We debunked some of the videos below Read more

Church teaching: fake news and other lies are wrong, dangerous

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

When President Donald Trump tweeted that Time magazine had contacted him about being named “Person of the Year,” but that he had turned it down, a representative from the magazine said the president’s tweet didn’t have “a speck of truth.” The next day, reports surfaced that Trump had been denying that it is his voice on the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, Read more

Eumenical Mass: Nonsense – pure fake news

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The fake news brigade has been at it again. This time, it is falsely claiming the Vatican is creating an “ecumenical Mass”. Archbishop Arthur Roche, who is the number two official at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, says reports of a joint Mass were “utterly false”. Greg Burke, Director Read more

Fake news: ex-Pope Benedict’s dying

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

A fake news report has convinced several media outlets that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is dying. In fact, he isn’t dying. The report is “pure invention,” Benedict’s personal secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein says. Ganswein is also alleged to have said Benedict was “like a candle that fades slowly”. “He is serene, at peace with God, Read more

Church sends out a fake news advisory

Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Last Saturday the Samoan Congregation Christian Church’s (CCCS) media officer sent out a news item to the effect that the chairman of the Church would be holding a press conference at 6 pm to announce he was stepping down. The item came in the form of a text from EFKS TV’s reporter and media officer Rula Read more