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the advent of brexit in the united kingdom, and of the presidential bid of donald trump – two national campaigns characterized by the wholesale spread of disinformation in mass media – resuscitated the concept of “post-truth” in a number of recent pieces. if anything good can be said to have come of this election, it may be that the republican candidate has demolished what remains of the “post-truth” era by demonstrating the poverty and malignity of lying as a campaign strategy.