Friday, November 25, 2016

Word of the Year 2016 is "post-truth"


Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief: ‘in this era of post-truth politics, it's easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire’ ‘some commentators have observed that we are living in a post-truth age’

Post-truth in 2016

Post-truth has gone from being a peripheral term to being a mainstay in political commentary, now often being used by major publications without the need for clarification or definition in their headlines.(Read full article at Oxford Dictionary's website)

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