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The Oxford Dictionaries chose "post-truth" as their word of the year Wednesday, saying its use had spiked because of the Brexit vote in Britain and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States.The runners-up for words of the year included the British term "Brexiteer" used for anti-EU advocates.- Capturing the mood -- The Oxford Dictionaries said the word "post-truth" had become "overwhelmingly" associated with politics.Social media networks, in particular Facebook, have come under fire since the U.S. election for allowing "fake news" and misinformation to be widely shared.
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