An interesting vacancy: who will head the Ministry of Truth in Hong Kong?

It is a curious feature of current events in Hong Kong that the easiest way to understand what is going on is to read the works of George...


It is a curious feature of current events in Hong Kong that the easiest way to understand what is going on is to read the works of George Orwell.

Accordingly we can venture a prediction that, now that the government has declared its intention to outlaw “fake news” we shall shortly be treated to the creation of a Ministry of Truth to decide what is true and what is false.

1984, by George Orwell. Photo: HKFP remix.

This is a political question, not a philosophical one, as the hero of 1984 discovers:

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