to change something (like information) so that it is not true or accurate any more to distort a way of thinking about things a mindset the behaviour and attitudes that come from strong loyalty to your own social group tribalism a belief that says you cannot stop things happening, especially bad things fatalism the length of time a person is expected to live a lifespan to happen, especially in an unexpected way to occur to reject serious consideration of something to dismiss a political leader who gains power by appealing to people's emotions, passions and prejudices a demagogue