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Truth Decay

An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life

Jennifer Kavanagh

Political and civil discourse in the United States is characterized by “Truth Decay,” defined as increasing disagreement about facts, a blurring of the line between opinion and fact, an increase in the relative volume of opinion compared with fact, and lowered trust in formerly respected sources of factual information. This report explores the caus...
Publish Date
January 26
Goodreads rating
Jun 16, 2018
The title is self-explanatory, but the findings are very interesting. A look at how a selective sorting of facts and evidence isn’t just dishonest, but self-defeating to a society that has always worked best when reasoned debate and practical problem-solving thrive.      source