Wednesday 16 November 2016 7:30 pm
And it’s not just the US. There never were 3m British jobs dependent on EU membership, but nor will the NHS get £350m extra a week post-Brexit. The Hungarian government claims there are no-go zones for whites in London, while Russia’s fake news industry is a global export.
With the speed of social media, the debunkers can’t catch up. Lies get much better ratings than explanations, so there’s little wonder politicians no longer see the point in telling the truth.
As “post-truth” is named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, have we really entered the era of post-truth politics?
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