Why is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year ‘gaslighting’?

Why was ‘gaslighting’ the word of the year? The Hill reported that due to misinformation being a large topic in public discourse during the last couple of years, the publishing company chose “gaslighting” as the 2022 word of the year. “In recent years, with the vast increase in channels and technologies used to mislead, gaslighting has become the favored word for the perception of …

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