If you follow Dictionary.com on Twitter, you know that the people behind the social media account like to post snarky words of the day to comment on what’s usually a political issue.

For example, after Vice President Mike Pence praised President Trump at a cabinet meeting, Dictionary.com posted this link to “sycophant,” even adding #VP and #Pence hashtags in case anyone still didn’t get their point.

And when Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis asked voters not to “monkey this up” by moving the state in a socialist direction, Dictionary.com linked to its definition of “dog whistle”:

This year’s selection? Misinformation.

Exactly; there’s a video too if you want to click over to Dictionary.com for some more misinformation.

It’s pretty clear that Dictionary.com’s social media team is liberal and doesn’t mind showing it. (By the way, its word of the year for 2016 was “xenophobia”.) It’s also clear that Dictionary.com takes words out of context (like “monkey this up”) if necessary to make the point they want to make … which sounds like spreading misinformation to us.

And here’s why the editors chose misinformation this year:

The rampant spread of misinformation poses new challenges for navigating life in 2018. As a dictionary, we believe understanding the concept is vital to identifying misinformation in the wild, and ultimately curbing its impact.

But what does misinformation mean? Dictionary.com defines it as “false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead.” The recent explosion of misinformation and the growing vocabulary we use to understand it have come up again and again in the work of our lexicographers.

See, so it’s not entirely about President Trump and the Washington Post’s fact check of everything the president has said since being inaugurated.

Keeping your doctor … wasn’t that PolitiFact’s lie of the year? Why yes, it was.

And yet …

No, that would get them booted off of Twitter. Come on, even Nature declared that assigning gender by the genitals one is born with “has no foundation in science.”