'Fake News' Is The 2017 Word Of The Year

'Fake News' Is The 2017 Word Of The Year
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

2 Nov 2017

It's two words, we know, but don't blame us.

One of the terms made famous by Donald Trump has been named as the 2017 Word of the Year by Collins Dictionary.

Experts for the dictionary say 'fake news' has seen a 365% increase in people using the term in the last year.

I don't really understand why:

'Fake news' is defined as 'false, often sensational information disseminated under the guise of news reporting.'

The 'word' will now appear in the next print edition of the Collins Dictionary.