Monday, January 9, 2017

Fake News and Post-Truth: Does truth matter… or even exist?


“Does truth exist?” When I stumbled on this question on GoodReads forum, I rolled my eyes. Sophomoric, dorm room rap-session stuff.  But the more I thought, the more I realized the inquiry relevant in contemporary “post-truth” society, rife with “fake news.”

 My take is that facts matter since they get us closer to reality.  So by ignoring facts, fake news is dangerous. You cannot even run a household without facts. Like your checking account balance and electric bill amount.