Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 02/26/21 Infodemic

Infodemic (noun)
infodemic [ in-foh-dem-ik ]


noun
1. a massive amount of widely and rapidly circulating information about a particular crisis or controversial issue, consisting of a confusing combination of fact, falsehood, rumor, and opinion: The swine flu infodemic has sparked a national drama that puts our fantasies and fears on public display.

Origin: First recorded in 2000–05; info + (epi)demic

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