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‘Fake news’ named word of the year for 2017

GLASGOW: The term ‘fake news’ dominated the global politics for around last 12 months and now it has found some legitimacy after it was named Word of the Year 2017 by Collins' Dictionary, even though the term is two words. Usage of the term - which has often been used by US President Donald Trump - has risen by 365% since 2016, according to the dictionary. “'Fake news', either as a statement of fact or as an accusation, has been inescapable this year, contributing to the undermining of society's trust in news…