Frederic Janssens on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:36:57 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> On Big Data and Post-Truth

   On 28 January 2017 at 13:12, Prem Chandavarkar <> wrote:

        On Big Data and Post-Truth


       If the campaign wishes to mobilise as many of these fanatical groups as
     possible, it cannot afford to articulate a logically consistent position,
     and must base itself on a language that centres on the spectre of fear,
     raising emotions to a pitch where there is little concern for seeking
     validation in facts.  Perhaps, that is why the Oxford Dictionary has
     had to declare "post-truth" as the word of the year for 2016.

   Thanks for this clear analysis.
   One can add that Trump has the psychological profile that complements
   that analytical approach.
   He has no notion of logical consistency.
   And he feels the emotions he evokes in his audience like a performance
   he is even addicted to it.

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