What is misinformation?
Misinformation is incorrect or false information that is spread without an intention to be misleading.
What is disinformation?
Disinformation is incorrect or false information that is spread with an intention to be misleading.
For some interesting discussions of misinformation and disinformation (articles):
Technology scholar Danah Boyd on the spread of conspiracies online (video):
Want to make sure you understand the difference between misinformation & disinformation? Check your knowledge here.
Library Administration: 631.632.7100
Except where otherwise noted, this work by SBU Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.