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Fake news and post-truth

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has named post-truth as its word of the politically tumultuous year that was 2016.

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Post-truth doesn’t mean that truth is no longer important to people, but it does indicate the way we understand truth has changed: ‘Objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.’