Post-Truth as a Mutation of Epistemology in Journalism

A new article on disinformation intitled “Post-Truth as a Mutation of Epistemology in Journalism” by professor Pablo Capilla available open access on Media and Communication.

The main aim of the article is to elucidate an explanation of ‘post-truth.’ Because it is an epistemological question, the three main variables of the problem (reality, subject and truth) have been analysed by taking into account the manner in which digital social communication is transforming our perception of reality. Capilla proposes that (a) the ontological complexity of reality as explained by the news media has accentuated the loss of confidence in journalism as a truth-teller, and that (b) truth is being replaced by sincerity, as an epistemological value, in people’s understanding of the news. The result, using Foucault’s concept of Regime of Truth, suggests a deep change in the global framework of political, economic, social and cultural relations, of which post-truth is a symptom.

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