[Opinion] ‘Post-Truth Era’ Hurts COVID-19 Response, Trust in Science

Summary by Ground News
Study: Facts have become less important in public discourse. As a result, unsupported beliefs have taken precedent over readily identifiable truths. Trend did not begin with the rise of former President Donald Trump, the COVID-19 pandemic, or the advent of social media; in fact, it has been growing for much longer than you might think.
4 months ago

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'Post-Truth Era' Complicates COVID-19 Response, Trust in Science

The authors of a fascinating new research study have concluded we are living in a "post-truth era," with baseless beliefs and subjective opinions given a higher priority than verifiable facts. WebMD Health News

4 months ago·United States
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‘Post-Truth Era’ Hurts COVID-19 Response, Trust in Science

Unsupported beliefs have taken precedent over readily identifiable truths in discussions of health, science, and politics. The upshot: “Feelings trump facts” in social media, news reports, books, and other sources of information.

4 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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