Vatican City, May 4, 2018 / 11:51 am
Six weeks after resigning as head of the Vatican communications office over a fake news controversy, Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano gave a talk on the subject of fake news at a high-profile conference in Rome.
In the April 28 panel, titled "Fake News and the Ethical Responsibilities of Media," Msgr. Vigano stressed the importance of transparency in the media and said journalists who publish false or inaccurate information risk "poisoning" their readers.
He spoke for a Q&A panel discussion alongside Max Gomez, PhD after a keynote speech was given by Mehmet C. Öz, MD. The session was part of a wider, April 14-20 "Unite to Cure" conference gathering doctors, scientists and celebrities such as Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom to talk about new developments in medicine.
The conference, held inside the Vatican, was co-organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the CURA Foundation.