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Storms in the Anthropocene and Post-Truth Epochs

Paul R. Pillar Climate Change, United States The loss of respect for truth is one of the most consequential features of public affairs in American today.  The roots and causes of this tragic development are multiple.  The spread of social media and the related ability to spread untruths cheaply at the speed of electrons are parts of the story.  Another part is the phenomenon of fake news (real fake news, that is, not alleged fake news that is really real news that the alleger doesn’t welcome).
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