I'm just now seeing this and am disappointed. Factoid means:
1. A piece of unverified or inaccurate information that is presented in the press as factual, often as part of a publicity effort, and that is then accepted as true because of frequent repetition: "What one misses finally is what might have emerged beyond both facts and factoidsa profound definition of the Marilyn Monroe phenomenon" (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt).
2. Usage Problem A brief, somewhat interesting fact.
So, we have a "usage problem."
It's also interesting that some dictionaries will now tell how the word (and other words) has come to be misused. There are many articles on the decadence of some dictionaries as well. Rule of thumb: if it ends in "oid," it means like but not actual.