Truth and the turning wheel of history

Truth and liesThere are lies, damn lies, and then there is politics.  Fake news has been around since the dawn of civilisation and has taken flight and caused serious concern more than once in human history.  Crises of authority and the desperate search for a single source of truth has peaked many times.

From the Reformation to the ongoing information crisis, times of disruptive change offer rulers, politicians and power brokers the opportunity to promote their own authoritative spin on reality as the definitive truth and often leave the rest of us with few easy tools or tests to reliably determine which facts are reliable and whether complex world views are valid.

Read more about the possible impending ‘infopocalypse’.

 

Posted in Thing of the Day Tagged with: ,

Leave a Comment (note: all comments are moderated)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

(you can use <b>bold</b> or <i>italic</i> markers)

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.