Post-truth

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Start2016
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]

Corporate media

Full article: Rated 3/5 Corporate media

Craig Murray wrote in 2016 that the "Mainstream media is not post-truth. It never had any connection to the truth."[2]

Institute for Statecraft

Full article: Rated 4/5 Institute for Statecraft

The Institute for Statecraft is a group with en extreme degree of focus on "Russian Propaganda". A Leaked document by Euan Grant documented his interest in “making use of fictional work for reinforcing messages about Russian hybrid warfare” [3]. The group has also defined "disinformation" to include only what the Kremlin does.


References

  1. OED definition
  2. https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2016/12/twitter-facebook-censorship-mainstream-media-denial/
  3. Integrity Initiaitive/Leak/6#Euan Grant Objectives Tasks and Cluster relationships.pdf