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Post-truth era: fake news and the threat to freedom of speech

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In Trump's world, whoever speaks against him does not speak the truth and does not therefore deserve to speak.

The problem is that to Trump, his critics are the creators of fake news. A word against Trump is not a truth. What is “not truth” is now to be censored.

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Trumpocalypse now: time to bust some myths

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Tin foil hats are not a smart way to deal with the new global political reality.

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Elections in Europe: wrapping up seismic year

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Italy and Austria's elections once more exposed the sharp divisions in Europe. Opinion piece at http://leipglo.com

While politicians continue to play political games, Europeans will continue to express their disenchantment with the establishment.

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German journalists on Trumpocalypse

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How did the German press immediately react to Trump’s win?

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Anti-Trump protests reach Leipzig

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Placard at anti-Trump protest in Leipzig.

Their placards bore messages such as the famous “Dump Trump” and “Not My President,” and also “Please grab climate change by the pussy!!!,” “NO Trump Petry Le Pen Wilders” and “Make the Earth great again.”

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The perfect storm of direct democracy

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Whilst respect is what people yearn for, ongoing exclusion is going to lead to a rejection of liberal democratic values through sheer frustration.

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