Speaking of fake news, certain websites seem to be generating huge traffic numbers by reporting on Church matters in a scandalous and divisive way without taking the trouble to verify even the reality of their claims.
Without questioning the motives of any particular individuals, it should be noted that such actions are highly profitable financially because of the ad revenue they generate.
The temptation to surrender the high ground, for money, is always present. But what does it profit a man?
What is at stake in public scandal is precisely souls, who may become discouraged and fall. It’s bad enough when true scandal is made known. But inventing scandal or passing along lies, for a numbers boost, is itself scandalous.
Better a millstone.