Post-truth and the new media. Do we need post-truth? Cover Image

Postprawda i nowe media. Czy potrzebujemy postprawdy?
Post-truth and the new media. Do we need post-truth?

Author(s): Jakub Jakubowski, Piotr Pawełczyk
Subject(s): Media studies, Politics and communication, Politics and society, Marketing / Advertising
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: post-truth; new media; political marketing;

Summary/Abstract: Post-truth was acknowledged as the word of 2016 by the editors of the Oxford Dictionaries. Several months ago it was a fashionable term used by intellectuals and scholars in the social sciences to offer a better or worse description of the reality of the Western world and the quite unexpected collapse of its order. Today, post-truth is successfully employed in everyday speech by columnists, journalists and even satirists. Given this rapid popularity of post-truth, it is worth asking the question of whether a new term is required to complement the conceptual apparatus of political science, and if such a term can make any contribution to studies into the political reality, particularly when such events as Brexit or the election of Donald Trump as the 45th US President are taken into account. The purpose of this paper is therefore to answer the question of the extent to which post-truth is conceptually autonomous. Another question concerns the dissemination of false information and the participation of new media in this process.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 197-212
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish