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misinformation       LUcat Search catalogue MMS 9839705822002711

Scope note
Misinformation is 'incorrect or misleading information' (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2020). Misinformation can be intentional or non-intentional. Disinformation is '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 Dictionary, 2020). It is considered a subset of misinformation.

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disinformation
fake news

Related terms
information

Subject category
16.02 MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

Indexing history
Added 2021.



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