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British dictionary names ‘fake news’ the word of the year

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The Hill
November 2, 2017

A British dictionary publisher has named “fake news” as its “word of the year” in honor of President Trump’s frequently used words to attack the media.

“The Word of the Year campaign is a chance to reflect on the words that have defined the last 12 months and we can reveal that the 2017 winner is….FAKE NEWS,” Collins Dictionary on its site to announce the new word.

It said the term “fake news” saw an “unprecedented usage increase 365% since 2016.”

“It has been derided by the leader of the free world and accused of influencing elections, but ‘fake news’ is today legitimate news as it is named Collins’ Word of the Year 2017,” the U.K.-based publisher said in a statement.

The dictionary defined “fake news” as  “false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting.”

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