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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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If you find that the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the [office of the sheriff] [Florida Department of Law Enforcement] did not misinform (defendant) or did not otherwise prevent [him][her] from complying with the registration requirements, you should find [him][her] guilty, if all of the elements of the charge have also been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
According to Kenneth Mentzer, executive vice president of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association in Alexandria, Virginia, "NRDC's failure to provide an objective comparison misleads and misinforms.
estimated fails), faulty analysis that we believe mischaracterizes and misinforms.