Pope said the Internet and social media are making people across the world “increasingly interdependent.”
The Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God. The speed with which information is communicated exceeds our capacity for reflection and judgement, and this does not make for more balanced and proper forms of self-expression. The variety of opinions being aired can be seen as helpful,” he continued, “but it also enables people to barricade themselves behind sources of information which only confirm their own wishes and ideas, or political and economic interests.