Oxford Dictionaries has named its Word of the Year, and it’s post-truth.

Are we in a post-truth world? If you’re in the reality-based community, are you obsolete? Or do facts still matter?

We’ll also reveal what word is the winner for our Word of the Year on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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Show notes

‘Post-truth’ named 2016 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

Why We’re Post-Fact

The man who studies the spread of ignorance

Trump’s lies have a purpose. They are an assault on democracy.

Dan Rather, on why truth matters

Bursting the Facebook bubble: we asked voters on the left and right to swap feeds

Zuckerberg Says He’ll Take Steps to Solve Facebook Fake News

Facebook and Google to stop ads from appearing on fake news sites

Six easy ways to tell if that viral story is a hoax

Did racism Trump economic anxiety in the US election? @mehdirhasan’s Reality Check.

The ‘latte libel’ is a brilliant strategy. The left cannot counter it with facts alone

These Are The Most Searched Words Since Donald Trump Was Elected

Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia

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