Post-truth

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Start 2016
Post-truth applies to statements, situations and arguments where facts are subordinated or subjected to obfuscation in pursuit of desired intepretations/outcomes.

The term Post-Truth was added to the Oxford English dictionary in 2016. The entry is as follows:

Adjective

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" [1]


References

  1. OED definition
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