Day: April 17, 2017

paul gibbons post-truth expert

Truth Wars: A post-truth survival guide for consumers and citizens

Post-truth world: A new word for a new era? In 2016, the OED awarded “post-truth” the word of the year, defining “post-truth” as: ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’. “Post-truth” often refers to political debate, brought into sharper […]

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Paul Gibbons expert on fake news and post truth

What is fake news? The three kinds

Fake news can be divided into three kinds. The first kind is news that is deliberately “made-up” and that the “perp” knows is manufactured. The second kind is news that is unarguably false, yet in the minds of the writer/ publisher is true.  The third kind is satirical, from publications such as The Onion, who […]

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paul gibbons post-truth expert

Post-truth politics – the best article so far

The Economist devoted an entire issue to post-truth politics – called The Art of the Lie.  The subtitle was: Politicians have always lied. Does it matter if they leave the truth behind entirely?  There are two articles, I’ve posted their intro and links to the complete articles,   This is their intro to their leader on […]

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