The dense thicket of lies told by Trump

Oliver Hahl (Carnegie Mellon) and Minjae Kim and Ezra W. Zuckerman (MIT): The Authentic Appeal of the Lying Demagogue: Proclaiming the Deeper Truth about Political Illegitimacy. The authentic fantasies of suffering that fuel Trump’s nationalism: In Trump’s world, fiction is truer than truth. For President Trump, the truth is beside the point. Bella DePaulo: “I study liars. I’ve never seen one like Donald Trump”. Thread: “It’s true: in piercing the dense thicket of lies told by Trump and his circle to conceal their deep wrongdoing, some media organizations have sometimes made promptly corrected errors”. Donald Trump’s “fake news” tactics: In attacking the media, the president has in many ways strengthened it.

Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are having global consequences. How Trump is spreading the “fake news” virus around the world. Trump’s “fake news” mantra a hit with despots. Authoritarian world leaders are adopting Trump’s use of “fake news”.