Pronunciation: [ in-foh-dem-ik ]
a massive amount of widely and rapidly circulating information about a particular crisis or controversial issue, consisting of a confusing combination of fact, falsehood, rumor, and opinion
Origin: 2003; English
Etymology: coined as a blend of information and epidemic in 2003 by journalist and political scientist David Rothkopf in a Washington Post column
The company held a press conference to talk about the infodemic of false information spreading throughout the community.