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‘Misinformation’ and ‘Disinformation’ Are Not the Same Thing

‘Misinformation’ and ‘Disinformation’ Are Not the Same Thing


Misinformation is “incorrect or misleading information,” according to Merriam-Webster. This is the “spin” version of a lie. Whether or not there was intent, misinformation is incorrect or inaccurate information that causes people to be misinformed.


Disinformation is more sinister. It’s “false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth,” Merriam-Webster says.”


Posted on: November 25, 2019, 6:06 am Category: Uncategorized