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Understanding and Spotting False News

What is Misinformation?

Defined at Dictionary.com as "false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead:In the chaotic hours after the earthquake, a lot of misinformation was reported in the news."

Definition of Misinformation at Dictionary.com (2020, November 13). MisinformationDictionary.Com . Retrieved from https://www.dictionary.com/browse/misinformation?s=t.  

What is Disinformation?

Defined at Dictionary.com as "deliberately misleading or biased information; manipulated narrative or facts; propaganda:Special interest groups muddied the waters of the debate, spreading disinformation on social media."

Definition of Disinformation at Dictionary.com (2020, November 13). Disinformation, Dictionary.com. Retrieved from https://www.dictionary.com/browse/disinformation?s=t

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