NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — announced their word of the year for 2018 this week.

The winner? “Misinformation”, beating runners up “representation”, “self-made”, and “backlash”.

It was announced in a tweet, saying “The truth is, the #WordOfTheYear2018 is misinformation. Because words matter.”

The word made a major comeback in 2018 due to the large amount of misinformation that’s made its way to the internet. says they pick the word of the year to help shine a light on the most searched for or used word.