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.
- Compare disinformation.
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How to use misinformation in a sentence
Over the years, QAnon has demonstrated some of the dangers of letting misinformation flourish online.Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead. | Abby Ohlheiser | August 26, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Content from 10 websites spreading health misinformation received almost four times as many estimated views on Facebook as content from 10 reliable sources, such as the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Health misinformation pages got half a billion views on Facebook in April | Charlotte Jee | August 19, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
During the 2018 presidential election that brought Bolsonaro into office, WhatsApp became a platform for widespread misinformation, most of it favoring Bolsonaro, according to an analysis by the Guardian.
Consumers are becoming more and more aware of the dangers of misinformation and bias on the web.SEO in the second half of 2020: Five search opportunities to act on now | Jim Yu | August 17, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
In its own blog post, the lab focused on the AI tool’s potential to be weaponized as a mass producer of misinformation.A college kid’s fake, AI-generated blog fooled tens of thousands. This is how he made it. | Karen Hao | August 14, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
(Referenda tend to be expensive, rife with misinformation, and favorable to extreme positions).Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives? | Michael Schulson | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Back then, mystery and misinformation were the coins of the realm.
We apologize for any misinformation that may have been shared with students.
In the eyes of Barmmy, distrust of the medical world runs deeper than misinformation alone.Courageous Filmmakers Are Fighting Ebola On Screen | Abby Haglage | August 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But so much of the backlash against the Common Core is built on misinformation.
These statements are fairly good examples of the misinformation and erratic statements the “Emperor” gave the committee.The Modern Ku Klux Klan | Henry Peck Fry
Here's a better idea: start intercepting the spy's communications and feed him and his masters misinformation.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
Why so much misinformation about snakes exists is a mystery.Outdoor Sports and Games | Claude H. Miller
But this order, in consequence of some misinformation, did not correctly describe the situation of the ships.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
The result is a most remarkable jumble of misinformation and fiction, with which Field plied Garland to the top of his bent.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions | Slason Thompson