A Ton of People Are Looking Up the Definition of 'Fascism' For Some Reason

Image: Gizmodo
Image: Gizmodo

Merriam-Webster reported Sunday evening that “fascism” is currently the top look-up on its site. According to the dictionary, searches for “misogyny,” “bigot,” “xenophobe,” “racism” and “xenophobia” also spiked after Tuesday’s election. I wonder why.

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Additionally, it seems searches for “fascism” spiked on Google Trends the day Donald Trump was named president-elect. Hmmm...

Screenshots via Google Trends
Screenshots via Google Trends

Not sure why this is. But it does make you think. A lot.

[H/T Mashable]

Eve Peyser was the night editor at Gizmodo.

DISCUSSION

And they found out it doesn’t apply to the current situation in the US. Maybe the public education system could have taught that.