Post-Truth and Critical Communication Studies

  title={Post-Truth and Critical Communication Studies},
  author={Jayson Harsin},
  journal={Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication},
  • Jayson Harsin
  • Published 20 December 2018
  • Political Science
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication
While the periodizing concept “post-truth” (PT) initially appeared in the United States as a key word of popular politics in the form “post-truth politics” or “post-truth society,” it quickly appeared in many languages. It is now the object of increasing scholarly attention and public debate. Its popular and academic treatments sometimes differ in respect to its meaning, but most associate it with communication forms such as fake or false news, rumors, hoaxes, and political lying. They also… 
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