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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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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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Are facts really facts – post-truth and fake news

This is a snippet from the introduction to the Truth Wars book… make sure you sign up for release information.  First casualty in the truth wars – facts The truth ought not to be something you can fight over.  Facts are facts, science is science, reality is real, so you might think. Facts are facts. […]

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Post-truth: A list of excellent resources and links

Post-truth resources This is a brief list of (in my view) excellent post-truth resources.  They were an early part of the research I’m doing for the Truth Wars book.  I hope you find them useful. The Economist (a conservative international news magazine) ran a quite brilliant pre-election post-truth overview. Steve Inskeep, from NPR, wrote A […]

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

(This is the first of a series of blog posts on post-truth (from 23rd February 2017).  The posts are drafts from the upcoming book Truth Wars.  The drafts are rough, but as there are new developments daily, I’ve opted for speed over perfection. Comments very welcome, ad hominem attacks, or attacks on particular groups are […]

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