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The Pope Just Slammed 'Fake News,' Because This Is The World We Live In Now

By Alex Maxx

Pope Francis advocates for important change, speaks about a variety of important topics, and has been known to cause quite a stir over his opinion in the past. One of those pertinent matters of discussion? Fake news. 

Yes, the pope touched on the topic of fake news on Wednesday, because apparently, bizarre stories like this have become our new normal. Guess this is the world we're living in now? He called fake news "evil" and claimed that it would ultimately lead to both "arrogance and hatred."

He detailed these thoughts and more in a document titled "The truth will set you free — Fake news and journalism for peace," which also discussed the manipulation of social media. Spreading fake news can potentially "serve to advance specific goals, influence political decisions, and serve economic interests." 

People took to arguing about which source he meant in particular: