Martyn Richard Jones
Lora del Rio, 2nd February 2017
post-truth – ADJECTIVE – Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.
fake news – a type of hoax or deliberate spread of misinformation in social media or traditional news media with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically.
Big data – a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate to deal with them.
If we believe the presses, and who wouldn’t, we are living in an age of post-truth, fake-news and Big Data.
Actually, none of this is new, not even the amazing volumes, varieties and velocities of boloney that surrounds the Big Data bandwagon. In fact, the big porky technique (a.k.a. the big lie) was invented when Anglo-Saxon cynicism was in its infancy.