It isn't just the Collins Dictionary that voted "fake news" 2017's Word of the Year. Millions of social media users seem to agree. And because one of the simplest uses of the term is meant to imply that reporters are biased, malicious, careless, or all three, as the term has moved around the Internet it's spelled trouble for the Fourth Estate.
"All that makes it hard for honest reporters to do their job in America," writes veteran foreign correspondent Christopher Dickey. But it's made life "even more difficult - and dangerous - for reporters around the globe." Courtesy The Daily Beast.