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infodemic
 n.— «Is it an abundance of caution, or an abundance of panic and fear? An epidemic or an “infodemic?” What constitutes responsible action at a time when fear prevails?» —“The Travel Detective Responds to Joe Biden and the Swine Flu Infodemic” by Peter Greenberg PeterGreenberg.com April 30, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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