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NOPE: The Pope Calls on Big Tech to Censor More Online
NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2021 | Autumn Johnson

Posted on 10/18/2021 12:25:35 PM PDT by ebb tide

NOPE: The Pope Calls on Big Tech to Censor More Online

In a discussion about equality, Pope Francis called for more censorship online. Pope Francis was discussing how the public views him as a “pest” for defending the poor.

"Thinking about these situations (of exclusion and inequality), I make a pest of myself with my questions. And I go on asking. And I ask everyone in the name of God," the pope said from the Vatican while participating in the World Meeting of Popular Movements online.

He then discussed social media and “hate speech” online, calling on Big Tech platforms to take an active stance in removing such speech from the internet.

"This system, with its relentless logic of profit, is escaping all human control. It is time to slow the locomotive down, an out-of-control locomotive hurtling towards the abyss. There is still time," he said. "And so, I persist in my pestering."

The pope added that restricting what sort of content appears online is a human rights issue and must be used to encourage “human fraternity and empathy.”

“In the name of God, I ask the technology giants to stop exploiting human weakness, people’s vulnerability, for the sake of profits without caring about the spread of hate speech, grooming, fake news, conspiracy theories, and political manipulation.

In the name of God, I ask the telecommunications giants to ease access to educational material and connectivity for teachers via the internet so that poor children can be educated even under quarantine.

In the name of God, I ask the media to stop the logic of post-truth, disinformation, defamation, slander and the unhealthy attraction to dirt and scandal, and to contribute to human fraternity and empathy with those who are most deeply damaged."

The Pope made similar statements calling on social media platforms to monitor the speech it hosts in 2019, and said the freedoms must be balanced “with the common good of society.”

“Freedom and the protection of privacy are valuable goods that need to be balanced with the common good of society,” he said at the time. “Authorities must be able to act effectively, using appropriate legislative and executive measures that fully respect the rule of law and due process, in order to counter criminal activities that harm the life and dignity of minors.”

Safety, he said, must be prioritized above all else.

“It will not be possible to guarantee the safety of minors in the digital world without the full involvement of companies in this sector and without a full awareness of the moral and social repercussions of their management and functioning,” he added. “Such companies are bound not only to respect the law, but also to be concerned with the direction taken by the technological and social developments which they produce and promote, since such developments are far ahead of the laws that would seek to regulate them."



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: antipope; apostatepope; censorship; dictatorpope; genderdysphoria; globalwarminghoax; greennewdeal; homosexualagenda; romancatholicism; technofascism
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In the name of God, I ask the media to stop the logic of post-truth, disinformation, defamation, slander and the unhealthy attraction to dirt and scandal, and to contribute to human fraternity and empathy with those who are most deeply damaged."
1 posted on 10/18/2021 12:25:35 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: Al Hitan; DuncanWaring; Fedora; irishjuggler; Jaded; JoeFromSidney; kalee; markomalley; ...

Barf Alert Ping

Dictator Bergoglio again calls for censorship.


2 posted on 10/18/2021 12:27:20 PM PDT by ebb tide (Where are the good fruits of the Second Vatican Council? Anyone?)
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To: ebb tide

The fact is this Pope is one of the most evil persons on the planet right along with Obama and her husband Chewbacca.


3 posted on 10/18/2021 12:28:31 PM PDT by fatman6502002 ((The Team The Team The Team - Bo Schembechler circa 1969))
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To: ebb tide

Wow, he mentions God. What a surprise.


4 posted on 10/18/2021 12:28:49 PM PDT by dominic flandry
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To: ebb tide

Hey pope go jump off a cliff


5 posted on 10/18/2021 12:29:38 PM PDT by toddausauras (How far will the left go in terms of destroying our personal freedoms?)
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To: ebb tide

I am now at the point where I think Francis is literally unable to say anything reasonable. If someone asked him what 1+1 was, he’d probably blurt out something like “8.16”.


6 posted on 10/18/2021 12:32:24 PM PDT by Leaning Right (The steal is real.)
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To: ebb tide

The communist pope.


7 posted on 10/18/2021 12:32:56 PM PDT by ArcadeQuarters (Remember the 2020 backstabbers. No more RINOs ever!)
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To: fatman6502002

+ 1000


8 posted on 10/18/2021 12:33:36 PM PDT by laplata
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To: ebb tide

The pope is a commie dope.


9 posted on 10/18/2021 12:33:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: ebb tide

The Antichrist wants Big Tech to join him in a new Inquisition.


10 posted on 10/18/2021 12:35:14 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: ebb tide

Pope Karen the First.


11 posted on 10/18/2021 12:37:05 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: ebb tide

I don’t recall Jesus being concerned about silencing false teachers. I recall his calling for believers to have discernment and believing truth would win out. Maybe the Pope’s problem is he is a false teacher.


12 posted on 10/18/2021 12:38:15 PM PDT by alternatives? (The only reason to have an army is to defend your borders,)
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To: ebb tide

Brown Smoke


13 posted on 10/18/2021 12:41:14 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Please Pray For My Brother Ken.)
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To: ebb tide

Will no one rid us of this meddlesome priest?


14 posted on 10/18/2021 12:43:48 PM PDT by Az Joe ("Scratch a Liberal, and a Fascist bleeds")
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To: ebb tide

common good...how Hilliary of him.


15 posted on 10/18/2021 12:44:12 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Please Pray For My Brother Ken.)
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To: ebb tide

At this point, anyone who stays Catholic, knowing what this pope says, is as evil as he.


16 posted on 10/18/2021 12:44:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I feel like it is 1937 Germany, and my last name is Feinberg.)
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To: Lazamataz

That seems akin to saying that anyone who stays in America, knowing what its current administration says, is as evil as they. Obviously I’m not suggesting we all depart and invade Canada :)

(but less so, since religious leaders’ pronouncements on current events carry as much weight as when pop singers or whatever-ball players say things)


17 posted on 10/18/2021 12:50:52 PM PDT by No.6
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To: ebb tide

Seems like I recall something from my Bible classes about the Romans censoring Christian teachings by crucifying the teachers.


18 posted on 10/18/2021 1:14:27 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: dblshot

Leo X also tried censorship, but his effort failed spectacularly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exsurge_Domine

Exsurge Domine (Latin for ‘Arise, O Lord’) is a papal bull promulgated on 15 June 1520 by Pope Leo X. It was written in response to the teachings of Martin Luther which opposed the views of the Church.


19 posted on 10/18/2021 1:18:28 PM PDT by abb
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To: ebb tide

Spoken like a true commie.

It’s appalling that he’s appealing to God while implementing such a godless agenda.

I guess he doesn’t understand the meaning of not taking the Lord’s name in vain.


20 posted on 10/18/2021 1:23:37 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith….)
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