Nick Enfield, University of Sydney This article is the first in a series from the Post-Truth Initiative, a Strategic Research Excellence Initiative at the University of Sydney. The series examines today’s post-truth problem in public discourse: the thriving economy of lies, bullshit and propaganda that threatens...

Some (depressing) examples of how international media fell into the post-truth vortex when covering Italy's referendum. IMAGE: Matteo Renzi, ex-Italian Prime Minister. Wikimedia. Public domain. By Benedetta Brevini Recent weeks have seen an increasing global media panic centred around the Italian Referendum vote. The main argument, spread with great...

By Jan Zielonka The consequences of the Brexit referendum are bad for both Europe and Britain, regardless of the result. The EU referendum in the United Kingdom was intended as a festival of democracy, but it has proved to be an exercise in political madness. Brits pride...

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