The annual “word of the year” can reveal a lot about the world we live in. And this year it’s very telling. Post-truth is defined as an adjective “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. Over the course of 2016, mentions of the word snowballed in the context of Brexit and the US presidential election. Read more about the origins of the word here.