POST TRUTHISM

Apparently we live in a post truth world. And #post-truthism is our new mode of communication. It is the Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year – and is currently being celebrated by various politicians such as Trump and Conway.

Described as “circumstances in which objective #Facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief” – it sounds more like the modern mode of politics. Exhibition one: #Brexit. Exhibition two: Mr Donald Trump and his surprise victory in the 2016 US presidential elections.

Are Republicans more post-truth than Democrats?

In fact, many #Republicans seem to enjoy Trump's post-truth take on policy and posturing, isn't that why they voted for him in the first place? And isn’t that why they gave him a 90 percent approval rating in a recent Fox news poll?

Maybe we ourselves are turning into #post truth versions of ourselves.

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Online dating, Facebook, twitter, social media – these daily practices ask us to pitch the least honest version of ourselves. Which is great, until someone asks us to back up one of our claims. Maybe we can call it post-lying, instead of lying, which makes it sound so intense.