6 July 2016

Article by Prof. Vincent F. Hendricks in Quartz about post-factual democracy.

In the article 'In the post-factual democracy, politicians win by getting feelings right and facts wrong' Prof. Vincent F. Hendricks uses cases such as Brexit and Trump.

He explains:

‘Stories feeding on awe, anger, or fear often enjoy more social transmission than stories with sad or depressing content. Meanwhile, stories correcting, explaining or adjusting facts, fictions and forecasts have a hard time getting traction on social media. What goes viral is not necessarily true, and whatever is true doesn’t necessarily get a viral life.’

Read the full article here

 (In English)