OK, the concepts of truth and reality were already on shaky grounds. And new technology has complicated our ability to figure out the truth. Photoshop and other programs make it possible to create faked images that can not be distinguished from real ones. (There are ways to detect photoshop manipulation, which ought to be taught in school, as part of the long term teaching of critical thinking skills.)
And now, just as phone cams and Youtube have made everyone into a potential reporter, my friend Jeremy has alerted me to a disturbing technology that makes it possible to change the facial expressions of a person on video so that you could change what they look like they are saying.
Watch this video and then take up the challenge of finding new ways to overcome deception in the 21st Century.
Some might argue that this technology seems unnecessary, since so many people bought Trump's message without his having to use anything like this. But it also means that those who think the Trump supporters were gullible, will have to recalibrate their own ability to detect bullshit.