une infox – Mot du jour

Say Protest In French

une infox – Mot du jour

fake news – French expression

What does ” une infox ” mean? How do you say ‘ fake news ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.

une infox is a made-up word, a new word, a neologism. It starts with une information, a piece of information, which shortened becomes une info. Blended with une intoxication, abbreviated in une intox, it becomes une infox. Une infox a piece of information that’s toxic. In everyday French, une infox is ‘fake news’.

  • « L’autre jour, j’ai entendu dire que les manifs à Paris avaient fait 5 morts. Heureusement, c’était une infox. »
    • “The other day, I heard that the demonstrations in Paris had killed five people. Fortunately, it was fake news. “
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