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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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New Delhi[India], June 18 ( ANI ): Backing Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's assertion that misinformation compels youngsters to pick up arms in Kashmir, defence experts have asserted that correct information should be given to the people in the Valley to prevent untoward situations.
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Simple checks such as looking for verification ticks on social media, or checking the tone and style of written communications can help residents sort between genuine council correspondence and misinformation.
One of the officials accused of spreading misinformation is PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, who has been using her blog to malign the opposition and media outlets accused of being biased against President Duterte.
Sana siguruhin niyo na ang miyembro ng inyong opisina, hindi gumagawa ng misinformation, disinformation and hate speech,' Aquino said.
It's why we're investing in better technology and more people to help prevent the spread of misinformation.
The organizers opened the workshop by showcasing a growing suite of publicly available tools for studying digital misinformation, developed by the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research and the IU Network Science Institute.
In recent years, there has been a growth in toolkits and services designed to propagate the spread of misinformation - available for just $7 - that are aimed specifically at causing financial and reputational damage.
This means that, for example, Twitter accounts can suddenly come out of nowhere and attract tens of thousands of followers and retweets in a matter of hours associated with particular misinformation campaigns.
Meanwhile, he described misinformation as the type of fake news that is a result of agencies being misinformed about a particular event or breaking news.
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