African Studies Thesaurus
misinformation Search catalogue MMS 9839705822002711
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.
16.02 MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
© ASC Leiden 2006-2023 | Last update: Sunday, August 27, 2023 | Webmaster