A palavra do Ano 2016, de acordo com Oxford Dicitionnaires foi Pos-truth.
Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth – an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’. The compound word post-truth exemplifies an expansion in the meaning of the prefix post- that has become increasingly prominent in recent years. Rather than simply referring to the time after a specified situation or event – as in post-war or post-match – the prefix in post-truth has a meaning more like ‘belonging to a time in which the specified concept has become unimportant or irrelevant’. This nuance seems to have originated in the mid-20th century, in formations such as post-national (1945) and post-racial (1971). Post-truth seems to have been first used in this meaning in a 1992 essay by the late Serbian-American playwright Steve Tesich in The Nation magazine. Reflecting on the Iran-Contra scandal and the Persian Gulf War, Tesich lamented that ‘we, as a free people, have freely decided that we want to live in some post-truth world’. There is evidence of the phrase ‘post-truth’ being used before Tesich’s article, but apparently with the transparent meaning ‘after the truth was known’, and not with the new implication that truth itself has become irrelevant. A book, The Post-truth Era, by Ralph Keyes appeared in 2004, and in 2005 American comedian Stephen Colbert popularized an informal word relating to the same concept: truthiness, defined by Oxford Dictionaries as ‘the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true’. Post-truth extends that notion from an isolated quality of particular assertions to a general characteristic of our age.
Post-truth politics (also called post-factual politics) is a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored.
“Para os editores dos dicionários Oxford, que desde 2004 escolhem a palavra que melhor reflete, sinteticamente, determinadas tendências ou acontecimentos que marcam o ano, “pós-verdade” é um adjetivo que se utiliza quando se pretende classificar ou sublinhar que, em determinadas circunstâncias, os factos objetivos – a verdade – têm menos influência na formação de opinião pública do que os apelos emocionais e as opiniões pessoais – que podem ser mentiras. Os editores referem que o sucesso da palavra – a sua utilização aumentou 2000% desde o ano passado – está diretamente relacionada com o Brexit e eleição de Trump. Mas estes dois acontecimentos, onde a linha que separa verdades e mentiras não foi bem desenhada, não são uma coisa nova. Há décadas que as mentiras fazem parte do discurso político oficial. O que havia era menos gente a dar por isso.” fonte aqui