7/3/19 Post-truth

This adjective, chosen as the Word of the Year for 2016 by the Oxford English Dictionary, denotes circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

For example:
‘In this era of post-truth politics, it’s easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire’

‘Some commentators have observed that we are living in a post-truth age’.

Although the prefix post- means “after”, it began to be used to designate a time when something becomes irrelevant.