One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Apathy, indifference, or mental exhaustion arising from exposure to too much information, especially (in later use) stress induced by the attempt to assimilate excessive amounts of information from the media, the Internet, or at work.
1990s. From information + fatigue. Compare earlier information overload.
information fatigue/ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃn fətiːɡ/
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