The Church of England has issued its first set of guidelines for followers who use social media.
The digital charter is based on five key principles of truth, kindness, welcome, inspiration and togetherness, as well as issues such as the well-being of children and vulnerable adults online – and the spread of fake news.
It coincides with Facebook welcoming the Archbishop of Canterbury to its UK headquarters.
Speaking during a live Q&A session streamed to Facebook from central London, the Most Reverend Justin Welby urged people to use social media to “show kindness” and “put the truth out”.
“It is the golden rule that Jesus talked about that is part of all the major world faiths, which is to treat others as you would like to be treated – it talks about truth, kindness and welcome,” he said.
Via Sky News