Because we truly deserve nothing more, our very own Macquarie Dictionary has picked ‘fake news’ as its choice for word of the year for 2016.
The concept of fake news has been one of the big issues of 2016, not only in Australia but around the world. It captures an interesting evolution in the creation of deceptive content as a way of herding people in a specific direction. There has come a point with fake news where people are beginning to believe what they want to believe, whether or not the news story is actually true.
Honourable mentions went out to ‘halal snack pack’ and ‘enby’. Honestly, I think the humble HSP had more of an influence on global geopolitics.