So, the devil is the first person to spread fake news across the world.

That's according to the leader of the Christianity on earth, Pope Francis. He is certainly against fake news, as he described it as evil.

He wants journalists to do more to search for the truth at all times.

The pope faced one week of unprecedented bad press during his South American tour, and this has made him dedicate this year’s annual social communications message to "fake news and journalism for peace" on Wednesday.

Francis writes that the first fake news dates from the Biblical beginning of time, when Eve was tempted to take an apple from the Garden of Eden based on disinformation from the serpent.

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"The strategy of this skilled 'Father of Lies' is precisely mimicry, that sly and dangerous form of seduction that worms its way into the heart with false and alluring arguments," Francis said of the snake.

In today's fast-paced information age, he called for a shared commitment to rediscovering the "dignity of journalism" and for reporters to speak the truth with a journalism that is "truthful and opposed to falsehoods, rhetorical slogans, and sensational headlines."

Since becoming pope, Francis has learned to use the media to get his message across, but he still frequently complains about what he considers one-sided reporting and what he has dubbed the "sins of the media: disinformation, slander and defamation."

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