The era of #FakeNews: Correcting the media record

Mary Beth West
Mary Beth West, APR

According to a November 2017 Newsweek report, the term “fake news” was declared the official Collins Dictionary Word of the Year for 2017. Citations of the term spiked 365 percent since 2016 when it burst into the public vernacular – replete with hashtag – during the hotly contested presidential campaign and its equally contested aftermath.

Read the rest of Mary Beth West’s column at Knoxnews.com

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