December 3, 2022

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In court.

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New Humanist differs with the perceived decline of reality and efforts to re-establish its standing– both online and in court. Because Oxford Dictionaries named post-truth their word of the year in the wake of Brexit and Trump, the idea that we are living in a “post-truth” age has itself become mundane, gathering absolutely nothing but a collective shrug of the shoulders, notes editor Samira Shackle. But has there ever been a period when reality and accuracy have prevailed as the discourse on post-truth seems to implicitly recommend?

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Collective dreams and nightmares
Eurozine Review 12/2021

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Cesare Lombrosos nineteenth century physiognomy, postulating a correlation in between look and character characteristics, is now seen as pseudo-science, however faith in our ability to check out secrets in altering facial expressions resides on. What happens when judges themselves think that there is a common standard of demeanour for honest witnesses or for “real” victims?, asks lawyer Gayan Samarasinghe. Efforts to read manner in court often stay unspoken, but, as forensic psychology has shown, they frequently result in discrimination targeting ethnic groups.

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Since Oxford Dictionaries named post-truth their word of the year in the wake of Brexit and Trump, the idea that we are living in a “post-truth” era has itself become mundane, garnering absolutely nothing but a cumulative shrug of the shoulders, notes editor Samira Shackle. Looking for a convincing response, David Hutt breaks down the analyses of conspiracy thinking into two existing positions, the relativist and the universalist, upholding elements of both. Relativists have a point when they say that conspiracies are context-specific, however they fail to account for the cross-cutting nature of paranoid thinking. As conspiracies threaten the social bond, an ever-expanding online army is at work stemming their most hazardous effects. Efforts to read manner in court typically stay unmentioned, but, as forensic psychology has revealed, they frequently result in discrimination targeting ethnic groups.

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Seeking a persuading answer, David Hutt breaks down the analyses of conspiracy thinking into 2 present positions, the relativist and the universalist, upholding aspects of both. Relativists have a point when they state that conspiracies are context-specific, however they stop working to account for the cross-cutting nature of paranoid thinking.

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The success of anti-misinformation efforts does not go unquestioned: some say fact-checking doesnt spread out as easily as disinformation, or think that for-profit tech business can be no service to the information crisis, as they are part of the issue. the broader argument critics make … is that it attacks symptoms not triggers: the failure of social media companies to get a grip on misinformation … and the objection of federal governments to regulate them..

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Reversing a previous choice, a senior judge in Britain declined to hold a virtual trial, arguing that the postage stamp version of the offender on Skype was too small. The judgment unintentionally shed light on a prevalent practice in courtrooms: the assessment of outward appearance and body movement to establish fact..

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If this is the case, all that remains is to find out to deal with conspiracy theories, attempting to identify in between those that serve the effective and those that, though false, rise from below, revealing scepticism of those in power, and the questioning of received knowledge, concludes Hutt..

Check out Samarasinghes piece in Eurozine.

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As conspiracies threaten the social bond, an ever-expanding online army is at work stemming their most hazardous consequences. Fact-checking companies have almost quintupled in the span of a years; for-profit, non-profit business, charities and research study institutes all include up to the growing anti-misinformation market. Today the environment tracking false information is a rich neural network firing on all synapses, writes Jem Bartholomew..

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