POST-FACTUAL POLITICS

SUSAN MUGWE: How post-truth is weaponising 2022 politics

We have roughly 300 days to 2022 polls. And with it, peddlers of post-truths are readily available, a dime a dozen

In Summary

• Post-truth means that objective facts become less and less influential in shaping public opinion that appeals to emotion and personal belief 

• Subjective opinions become more and more important to the point that fact and fiction becomes harder to separate. It has been the case with DP's security drama

#Pizzagate was a conspiracy theory that went viral during the 2016 US presidential election cycle.

The conspiracy revolved around a pedophile ring linked to former Democrat presidential ...

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