'Fake News' Is The 2017 Word Of The Year

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'Fake News' Is The 2017 Word Of The Year

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10:53 2 Nov 2017


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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 asĀ '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.


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