Alternative facts, political lies and freedom of expression: a paradigm of Trump’s administration


The article discusses the peculiar relationship between truthfulness and lies in politics, with a specific focus on the Trump administration and its unconventional use of social networks (mainly Twitter). A specific attention is devoted to the analysis of the several nuances of Trump’s political speech and on the impact it has on the functioning of the US system of government. Finally, the relationship between political speech and freedom of expression is addressed, considering the existence of a sort of right to political truth.