Pope Francis tells journalists: "to inform the audience of an event and to distinguish these facts from narrative...
"It is extremely easy to move from the facts to narrative," he said, "and this damages the news industry. It's important to stick to the facts."
Pope Francis said the Catholic Church and its media are not exempt from that danger. "Within the church, when there is a fact, it goes around the corner, and then it gets adorned, it gets embellished. Everyone adds their own contribution, and not even in bad faith."
But "the mission of the journalist is to always stick to the facts: 'The facts are these. My interpretation is this. I was told this.' It distinguishes you from the storyteller." - CNS
Yep. Good advice.
Lifesite, CM, The Remnant, many blogs and social media aggregates should take the advice to heart. One of the most misleading practises is editorializing headliner-links, like Canon 212 does. Echoing the Holy Father, I would say, especially regarding the sites I mention here: "Everyone adds their own contribution" oftentimes even in bad faith. It's opinion and unverified claims and gossip - presented as fact. It's deceptive and manipulative.