December 07, 2020

Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor, international relations, was quoted in National Catholic Register about finding a balanced solution to dealing with the pandemic requires dialogue and engagement between people of opposing views that Pope Francis talks about in “Fratelli Tutti.” 

...“Unfortunately,” she told the Register, “our abilities to do this were degraded prior to the pandemic. Our reliance on social media and online platforms became greater during the pandemic, but they were not based on whether information is true or healthy for society but on whether something gets more ‘clicks.’ So there is a tendency to publish and disseminate the most sensational information because it generates more attention. It’s not a great way to start a conversation.” Talking with people who hold different views, she said, requires giving the benefit of the doubt and avoiding vilification and demonization."...

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