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HON-2099 Honors Special Topics

Post-Truth

/ˌpōs(t)ˈtro͞oTH/
 
adjective
  • relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.
  • Example: "In this era of post-truth politics, it's easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire."

 

 

Truthiness

 
 
 

Misinformation vs Disinformation

/ˌmisinfərˈmāSH(ə)n/
 
noun
  • false or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive.
  • Example: "Nuclear matters are often entangled in a web of secrecy and misinformation."
 
/ˌdisənfərˈmāSH(ə)n/
 
  • Example: "The entire Western intelligence system had been systematically manipulated with clever disinformation."