NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dictionary.com 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.
Dictionary.com says they pick the word of the year to help shine a light on the most searched for or used word.