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Pope Francis: Social media has 'serious ethical issues' that must be addressed
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Pope Francis warned the world's largest Catholic communications association that social media and mass communication can pose "serious ethical questions" to human relationships.
The pontiff gave the advice to the World Catholic Association for Communication, also known as SIGNIS — a lay Catholic movement dedicated to fostering best practices in communications. SIGNIS is officially recognized by the Vatican and caters to professionals in the press, cinema, social media, technology and more.
Pope Francis told the SIGNIS audience that social media and mass communications can help the "human family" understand each other and build peace when used responsibly.
"The use of digital media, especially social media, has raised a number of serious ethical issues that call for wise and discerning judgment on the part of communicators, and all those concerned with authenticity and the quality of human relationships," the pope wrote.
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