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.

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

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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.

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