The era of post-truth, post-veracity, ​and charlatanism

Many Spanish journalists and political analysts categorized 2016 as the posverdad year. This word is a translation of post-truth, word of the year in 2016 according to Oxford Dictionaries. Its meaning refers to something that denotes circumstances in which objective facts are not as influential, in terms of forming public opinion, as an appeal to personal emotions and beliefs. Therefore whoever wishes to influence public opinion should concentrate on the creation of discourse that is easy to accept, and place an emphasis on what will satisfy the emotions and beliefs of the audience, instead of real facts.

You can read the rest of the article published on April 23, 2019, in +1. The magazine of the UIC Barcelona

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