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infodemic

[ in-foh-dem-ik ]
/ ˌɪn foʊˈdɛm ɪk /
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noun

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.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of infodemic

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