‘Post-truth,’ 2016 word of the year, Oxford Dictionaries

Post-truth… as we proceed into the future the following sample article on post-truth becomes increasingly relevant.  See also: Post factual

‘Post-truth’ named 2016 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

November 16, Washington Post

Oxford Dictionaries has selected “post-truth” as 2016’s international word of the year, after the contentious “Brexit” referendum and an equally divisive U.S. presidential election caused usage of the adjective to skyrocket, according to the Oxford University Press.

The dictionary defines “post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”

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