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False beliefs about language and speech underlie legal precedents that allow jurors to be “assisted” by unreliable transcripts of forensic audio. The Everett Collection/Shutterstock Helen Fraser, University of New England This article is part of an ongoing series from the Post-Truth Initiative, a Strategic Research Excellence Initiative at...

Benedetta Brevini, University of Sydney and Terry Woronov, University of Sydney This article is part of an ongoing 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...

What happens when facts lose their powers of persuasion? It’s been said that a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on. Social media, politics and 'fake news' are currently demonstrating the reality of that idea, and its consequences. As...

Alana Mann, University of Sydney This article is part of an ongoing 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...