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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a mistatement of the truth, a lie; most any statement of fact issued by President Trump and his staff

    Trump's latest alternative facts are that over a million supporters attended his inauguration, and that the American people don't care whether or not he releases his tax records.

    Submitted by Liz Rubin from United States on 23/01/2017


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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