Post-Truth: Additional to My Last Post


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Gunman at Comet Ping Pong & Pizza, Edgar Maddison Welch.

It seems my last blog post about fake news was timely.

A day or two afterwards, there was the news that a gunman had entered a Pizza cafe (Comet Ping Pong) with a rifle in order to “self-investigate” a rumour that has been circulating widely. It now even has a name – Pizzagate.

Although nobody was injured, the staff were terrorised and the cafe was damaged when the deluded man used his rifle. How long is it before somebody is killed? Continue reading

The Post Truth Generation


truth-or-lieI know the world is changing radically when none other than the prestigious Oxford Dictionary committee add a word to their volumes – and that word is POST-TRUTH.

See for yourself here, where there are also graphs of the astounding rise in the concept in 2016.

Quote After much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth – an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’…The term has moved from being relatively new to being widely understood in the course of a year – demonstrating its impact on the national and international consciousness.”

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What Is The Mandela Effect?


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You may or may not be aware that there’s a new major conspiracy on the block, based on a genuine psychological phenomenon called the Mandela Effect.

However, this one has reached worrying levels of absurdity, and is hotly defended by its followers.
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