Members of the Social Software group recently featured with an article about Brexit, Trump and the post-factual democracy, in the Danish news media RÆSON. Vincent. F. Hendricks, David Budtz Pedersen, Rasmus K. Rendsvig and Mads Vestergaard give their view on the discourse of the political debate and the way in which junk-evidence gets more attention than actual evidence, especially when this debate happens online. They argue for a systematic, solid and longsighted collaboration and coordination between countries, continents and national as well as global actors to avoid cases of massive and global misinformation.

 

Read the Danish article here: http://raeson.dk/2016/hendricks-vestergaard-rendsvig-og-pedersen-brexit-trump-og-det-postfaktuelle-demokrati/

Or read the newer, English equivalent written by Hendricks: http://qz.com/723537/in-the-post-factual-democracy-politicians-win-by-getting-feelings-right-and-facts-wrong/?mc_cid=aeb86a228a&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D