Affective Encounters of the Algorithmic Kind: Post-Truth and Posthuman Pleasure

  title={Affective Encounters of the Algorithmic Kind: Post-Truth and Posthuman Pleasure},
  author={Ignas Kalpokas},
  journal={Social Media + Society},
This article goes beyond the current discourse on post-truth, fake news, and related developments by tracing the emergence of a broader and more fundamental change—a posthuman turn in politics. The article begins with examining the background of post-truth and the causes of its prominence. Those causes are found to primarily lie in the natural human predilection for pleasure and satisfaction as well as capacity for affective agglomeration. Such agglomeration is particularly manifest in the… 
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