The internet has dramatically transformed the way individuals receive and share information; and thus make choices. But how exactly? it has made us dumber.Most prominently, the blurring of lines between opinion and fact are seen in every media outlet, and widespread speculation has inundated even the most up-to-date, well-read individual with fears of the unknown and hypothetical. While the use of propaganda isn’t new, it now has the ability to shape our viewpoints by physically seeing friends and loved ones all over the world shaken by events through their statuses, sharing articles, or worse: memes.
Merkel is right. Trump is a habitual liar, and his cronies are little better. He's lied about what should be small and relatively insignificant things, and there's no way we can trust him with what's really important to our country. He's got Spicer spouting bald faced lies about voter fraud and crowd size and ratings while at the same time saying he's going to be truthful with America. Trump doesn't believe in facts.
The majority of us are NOT living in a post-factual era. The majority of us can spot a lie from a mile away. The majority of us know that Trump and his team are full of BS, and aren't going to sit back and be blind to it. His supporters are becoming fewer and fewer by the day because of his inability to tell the truth and be a normal human being.
We are not living in a post-factual era. Politicians and foreign leaders have been criticizing each other for centuries - whether true or unfounded. President Trump does not need to worry about what every other foreign leader things of him. Likewise, Trump's opinions are his own opinions and don't have to be taken as the gospel truth either.