Tuesday, 27 November 2018


As Slashdot reports, misinformation was chosen as Dictionary.com’s word of the year, as a nuanced term hybridised by the times and distinct from disinformation by dint of the intent to mislead.
More reprehensible than the propaganda of latter variety, to be misinformed can mean one is an unwitting participant in forwarding an unscrupulous agenda and demands that we examine more thoroughly and responsibly what and how we share. Honourable mentions include backlash, self-made and representation for growing trends of inclusiveness in media and entertainment and is aligned with Oxford’s choice of toxic. Past emblematic words picked by this organisation were complicit and xenophobia.