Misinformation


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Misinformation

 

the dissemination of distorted information or of information known to be false. In bourgeois countries, misinformation is extensively used as a means of political propaganda with the purpose of misleading the public, especially in matters concerning relations between capitalist and socialist states and the progress of socialism and of national-liberation movements.

In the military, misinformation is the deliberate dissemination of false information about one’s own armed forces and plans for military action, with the intention of deceiving an enemy. Such devices as the false regrouping of troops and the construction of decoy air bases are among the means used for misinformation.

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While the nature of the system gives us all an opportunity to refute misinformation, ultimately it is energy expended for less positive consequence.
Nausheen Saeed said that cellular companies deliberately do not take action to stop spread of misinformation through mobile phone messages.
Please be warned: the highly personal and Labour-led campaign is, as usual, based entirely on misinformation.
has done (or are) based mostly on misinformation provided by their media and government about what the U.
Many parents who see STT displays have a critical information gap filled, and are given a basis to question the prevailing misinformation, thereby assisting their duty to be the first educators of their children.
He said: "I'm disappointed to see some of the scaremongering and misinformation that is going around.
My Bill would remove the added pressure and misinformation which on occasions goes on quite blatantly outside a number of Polling Stations.
Myths And Legends Of The Second World War by James Hayward is an impressive collection of lore and lies, folk stories and propaganda generated misinformation drawn from every theatre of World War II.
AVHD aired this commercial 1,953 times, but has never publicly retracted this blatant misinformation.
It has espoused wholesale the Palestinian narrative, and formed policy that is based on misinformation about Israel and its policies (Council urges pressure on firms supporting Israeli occupation, Journal Web story, June 27).
Brown's strong opinions are based upon hearsay, misinformation and rumour.
Despite the fact that consumers rank farmers as one of the three most respected professions, 75 percent of consumers feel the agricultural industry is doing a fair or poor job of communicating to consumers (Farm Bureau Federation and Altria, 2002 Food and Farming Study), leaving them vulnerable to receiving misinformation regarding food and farming from organized activists and the media.